Course: NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Preparing to Work in Renewable Energy Engineering

Department: Engineering

Type: 16+

Duration: Two years

The Course

This course will provide you with an introduction to renewable energy generation and prepare you for work in the rapidly expanding renewable energy engineering sector. You will gain an understanding of the main principles needed to become an engineering technician including mathematics, mechanics, electronics and pneumatics. You will also have the opportunity to specialise in different types of renewable energy generation. The course is internally assessed and includes an externally moderated portfolio of evidence.

What You Study

  • Mechanical principles and applications
  • Electro, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and devices
  • Wind energy generation
  • Energy from waste
  • Solar energy generation
  • Mathematics for engineering technicians
  • Health and safety in the renewable energy engineering workplace.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, including English and Maths. Life experience will also be taken into account when considering applications from mature students.

Ashley Dodds

BTEC Level 3 in Land-Based Engineering

Ashley is travelling the world as a vehicle mechanic in the army after completing his two-year Engineering course.