This exciting new hands on award in Renewable Energy is designed to incorporate alternative energy systems installed in the College's new Green Energy Centre and is designed to allow candidates to learn the theory behind alternative energy production and storage as well as to learn the skills required to design, build and evaluate these systems.




This College Academy course is one half day per week.

Entry Requirements

You will be required to attend an Information and Interview Session with the course tutor prior to being offered a place on the course.

Information and Interview Session Requirements

Once we have received your application you will be asked to attend an informal information and interview session. This may be virtual either through TEAMS or by phone but remember to tell us all about yourself in your personal statement!

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.

Course Content

This level four course will discuss various methods of renewable energy production as well as the storage of energy and will include a hands on approach to designing, building, evaluating and improving various renewable energy systems.


Assessments will be by project, practical exercises, e-learning and some theory assessment.


Progresion from this course will be to a higher level course in Electrical and Renewable energy, to an apprenticeship in a related area or to the Engineering Systems and Wind Turbine Technician Training course.

Career Prospects

Employment within any part of the Electrical Engineering or Renewable sectors.
Renewable Engineering employers and agencies are predicting thousands of jobs for maintenance technicians in the renewable sector over the forthcoming years.

Additional funding information


Course Contact Details

Michelle Hodgson on 01387 734194 or email

Selling Points

This qualification is an excellent stepping stone into the renewable industry or to a higher level course at the College.
The practical builds in this course will make it a very enjoyable and interesting course that will also improve handskills, teamworking and problem solving skills and provide a great insight into how these renewable systems actually work.