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Introduction to Renewables – Skills Bootcamp

Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with an employer. 

This course will provide you with an introduction to the engineering, technological, environmental, socioeconomic and legal issues relevant to the development and exploitation of renewable energies. This course looks at the rapid development of renewables, such as offshore renewables, green hydrogen and solar energies across the UK and globally.

During the course you will:
– Develop an understanding and awareness of the political framework, policy, planning, technological and scientific issues surrounding the Renewable Energy sector.
– Identify and evaluate national strategies for the development of renewable energy technologies.
– Analyse the scale and opportunity of renewable energies in the UK, such as the new offshore wind farms in the Celtic Sea.
– Work effectively as part of a group.

This is a certificated course.

For further details, please email Projects@petroc.ac.uk.

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Sep 2024 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTB684
Level : Level 4
Duration : 13 Weeks

Cost : Free

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Your assessment will be through coursework – Development of Renewable Technology Resources – and a presentation to an invited group of peers and employers.


Upon successful completion of the Skills Bootcamp, you are likely to move into the following occupations: Performance Analyst of Renewable Energies, Technical Manager for Net Zero in the Renewable Energy Sector or Development Engineer for Renewable Energy Projects. Furthermore, there is also a great opportunity to re-skill civil or chemical engineers which can lead to further training pathways to becoming renewable engineers, in areas such as offshore wind, green hydrogen or solar energy.

Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.

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