Engineering Systems and Wind Turbine Technician Training

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


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. It will also aim to develop your study skills as a learner.

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

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 City and Guilds NC element will give two of the three elements required for a Modern Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

5 subjects at National 5 including Maths and preferably Physics, or NC Electrical Engineering (Level 5 or 6). Interview.

Progression Routes

HNC Electrical Engineering

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Green Energy

SCQF Level