City and Guilds Wind Turbine Technician
Full-time, one year
From 26 Aug 2019
Scotland has a world-renowned reputation for engineering, and is at the cutting-edge of engineering developments. Engineers design, create, test and improve all sorts of products and processes. They have an impact on every aspect of modern living and enjoy exciting career opportunities in lots of different sectors, including space, aviation, transport, medicine, technology, food, fashion and construction.
If you’ve got a logical and inquisitive mind, enjoy problem solving and are curious to know how things work, you’ve got it in you to make a great engineer! Right now, qualified engineers are in extremely high demand, with thousands of new engineers needed every year in Scotland alone.
Ayrshire College is an ideal choice for studying engineering:
We’ve also got an excellent record of employment for our engineering students.
For entry to this course you’ll need:
If you don’t have any formal qualifications, but have life and work experience, we’ll also consider you for a place, so please call us for a chat.
This course offers you a dual qualification - the City and Guilds Diploma in Power Engineering, and Performing Engineering Operations at NVQ Level 2.
It will give you a good all-round introduction to engineering, as well as focusing specifically on wind turbine technology. It’s part theory, part practical, and throughout the year you’ll have regular opportunities to work on a live site at Hunterston B Power Station in West Kilbride.
Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll spend a lot of time developing your practical skills in the workshop, such as:
Finally, back in the classroom, you’ll look at the relevant health and safety regulations; how to use technical information such as engineering drawings; and the skills you need to work effectively in an engineering post.
When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:
This course attracts huge interest from multi-national companies such as SSE, Scottish Power, B9/Gamesa and agencies across the UK, seeking to recruit new employees.
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