Green Skills Academy

Green Skills Academy

Dumfries and Galloway College is a leading voice in green skills development to help tackle climate change and are dedicated to making our ideas a reality that will benefit students, staff, and the wider region – both in the facilities we offer at our campuses and in our approach to educating the next generation.

The college was recently recognised in 2021 by becoming a quadruple sustainability award winning college. The Green Gown Awards in Benefitting Society Category for a small institution and Campus of the Future Award The Scottish Green Energy Award for Outstanding Project Award.

Get one step ahead and develop the skills you need to build your future or change your career for a better, greener tomorrow.

Why green energy is important

Green energy will provide our region with reliable power supplies, help to diversify our fuel sources and conserve our nation's natural resources. This will help to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and reduce our carbon footprint to help us on the pathway to sustainability as we come to treat our environment with the respect it deserves.

Taking action on climate change matters is of critical importance to us all. By taking action now we can all help create a cleaner, healthier and safer place for now and for future generations.

Nationally, Scotland has an ambitious target of being a net-zero nation by 2045. To see how this will be achieved, click here.

Dumfries and Galloway College have set an ambitious target of net-zero by 2030. The journey towards this target is set out in our latest action plan, Ambition 2025 which you can find below in our downloads section.

Quadruple Sustainability Awards

Dumfries and Galloway College has won the Outstanding Project Award at the Scottish Green Energy Awards 2021, completing a hat-trick of awards recognising its commitment to environmentalism.

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Our green energy courses

At Dumfries and Galloway College, we recognise green energy is the future and we offer a range of education and training opportunities to allow you to learn new skills, upskill your existing knowledge or reskill in this area to help you achieve a more sustainable future and career path.

Full time courses

Dumfries and Galloway College gives you the opportunity to study a broad range of qualifications that will build a future career in Renewable Energy.

As a student, you will have the chance to explore full time programs in all types of areas in Engineering or focusing on a specific course such as how wind turbine’s function.

You could be creating a Renewable Engineering Project or learning how to make more sustainable engineering choices giving you the confidence to thrive in your future career or further education


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Part time courses

Part time courses give you the chance to study around your lifestyle while achieving your first step towards a career in green energy.

As a student, you can gain the knowledge and skills in helping businesses become more sustainable. This could be through studying courses that have been designed to help qualified engineers increasing their expertise in environmentally friendly qualifications such as biomass and learning how to install solar systems.

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Day release courses

Day release courses are designed to work around your life, giving you the opportunity to expand your knowledge around renewable energy.

As a student, you can study sustainable engineering practices which can develop your confidence and skills to make appropriate decisions such as installing biomass heating systems or solar systems for buildings.

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Evening classes

You can fit your studies around your own time while gaining more getting one step ahead with an HNC Electrical Engineering.

You will have the ability to develop your confidence and skills in the technical grounding in electrical power and safety.

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You can earn while you study making a difference in the future of Scotland with an Apprenticeship in Dumfries and Galloway Colleges Green Skills Academy.

With our nationally recognised award in Electrical Engineering introducing, you to the concept of domestic renewable systems.

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Workaround your school schedule while learning the skills and knowledge behind Renewable Energy production and electrical engineering.

You will build up your confidence, teamwork, and problem solving while starting your career in sustainable and electrical energy with the ability to understand the theory behind the practical work.   

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Green Skills Academy Prospectus 2022

Green Skills Academy Prospectus 2022

Climate Emergency Declaration Preview

Climate Emergency Declaration 2021

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