Natural Power Wind Turbine Technician Trainee

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


The award is designed for school leavers with acceptable qualifications, progressing students from level 6 courses or mature learners who upon completion wish to enter the Wind Turbine Maintenance sector.

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 is a focused program devised by employers, the Energy Skills Partnership, and associated colleges.

The College has a partnership with Natural Power (A local wind turbine site owner/operator), this will allow anyone that completes the course a guaranteed interview with Natural Power. If successful, you may be offered a paid placement for a period after the course has concluded.

Entry Requirements

5 subjects at National 5 including Maths and preferably Physics, or NQ Pre-Apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering. Interview.

Progression Routes

This course allows for progression into the Wind Farm maintenance sector or if an academic route is your preference onto the HNC in Electrical Engineering.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Green Energy

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy