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Electrical Power Engineering - Wind Turbine Maintenance (Technical Knowledge) Level 3 Diploma at Northumberland College

Course description

You will study a range of units including mechanical and electrical principles, hydraulics, rotor blade technology, health and safety, meteorology and history of wind.

Entry requirements

You should have a Level 2 qualification in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Sustainable Energy. Candidates with relevant industrial experience will also be considered. You must also have a medical form completed by your GP and a full UK driving licence.


Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including practical assessments/observations, written assignments, and a final written examination at the end of the course.

Future opportunities

After successful completion of the course you will be able to move into employment in the wind industry or progress onto a related higher education programme such as a Foundation Degree in Sustainable Energy.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.

Last updated date: 16 May 2016

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    • Kirkley Hall is a stunning rural campus and a great environment to study in with specialist resources to meet the needs of our students. Combine this with our team of experience and highly skilled staff and you will see that a successful future will be yours.

      The college campus in Ponteland is approximately 8 miles from Newcastle city centre and is easily accessible by bus or car, so you can enjoy the best of city and rural life.

      You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career. Facilities include:

      • A 17th century rural estate with and grade II listed Kirkley Hall
      • An equestrian centre with indoor and outdoor riding arenas, 25 horse stable yard and specialist equine facilities
      • Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens with over 120 species
      • A veterinary centre and grooming parlour
      • An outdoor activity centre with high ropes and zip wire and sailing base at Blyth
      • Two farms; one at Kirkley and one in the Coquet Valley
      • Victorian walled gardens, over 1,330m2 of greenhouses and a garden design studio
      • Cyber Café
      • A Learning Resource Centre devoted to the land-based sector which includes a range of learning materials, an IT suite and quiet study areas
      • Halls of residence facilities