This highly successful programme will develop your skills, confidence and awareness of all the inter-related technologies both mechanical and electrical to allow you to develop a career within the Windfarm/Turbine industry. The programme also develops your practical engineering skills making you potentially work ready. The course also acts as the first year of a modern apprenticeship should you wish to pursue that route.
This award is designed for school leavers with acceptable qualifications, progressing students from SCQF level 5 or 6 courses, or mature learners who upon completion wish to enter the wind turbine maintenance sector.
This is a focused program devised by employers, the Energy Skills Partnership and associated colleges.
Five National 5s at C or above or successful completion of the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering at SCQF Level 5 or 6 programme or 5 Standard Grades at 3 or above, which must include maths and preferably also physics or extensive relevant work experience.
It is vital that applicants of this course have a good background in Maths or Physics.
If you are currently studying at the college, you will also require a positive progressing learner reference.
Information and Interview Session Requirements
This is a key aspect of the application process. You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an appointment.
During the information and interview session, we will ensure the entry requirements and your aspirations and career plan are appropriate for the course and the level of course you have applied for. It is therefore important that you prepare well for this.
The course is designed to teach you the key technologies, together with the associated underpinning knowledge relating to how wind turbines function, generate electricity and connect to the grid. The programme also develops your practical engineering skills making you potentially work ready. The course also acts as the first year of a modern apprenticeship should you wish to pursue that route.
Incorporated into the course are Performing Engineering Operations (PEO 2) qualifications which combined with the SQA NC element will give two of the three elements required for a Modern Apprenticeship.