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.
- 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.
Two years full-time, normally in college three days a week.
Students can progress to study at degree-level.
Work in the expanding renewables sector as an operations manager, maintenance technician, quality control officer, systems development officer, energy management officer, welding and fabrication technician and many more.
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.
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.
He is confident his time at Bishop Burton College has prepared him for this exciting opportunity.
“We have covered a really wide variety of things,” said Ashley. “The tutors are always really helpful when you need them.
“I will now be joining the army as a vehicle mechanic and going around the world. The travelling, the fact I will be able to gain more
qualifications and get to make new friends all appeal to me.
“I have learned a lot at the College that will help me as I will be staying in the industry. There will be a lot of skills that I will be able to transfer over.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time at Bishop Burton.”