There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
SCQF Level 5
28 Aug 2023
NESCol has a key role to play in ensuring the North East has a workforce equipped to embrace the opportunities presented by energy transition, with tens of thousands of jobs being created as Scotland continues its journey to net zero.
The College works closely with industry partners to ensure the skills required in the employment market are reflected in the courses we offer and the knowledge and experience built by our students.
NESCol is delivering learning and training in a number of keys areas. These include: Onshore and offshore wind; Photovoltaics; Hydrogen power; Energy saving and low carbon construction technology; Electric and hybrid vehicle maintenance.
This course focuses on key strands of practical engineering skills suited to a variety of roles in the renewable energy sector.
Everything you need to know about applying for this course.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
Performing Engineering Operations – Renewables, Level 2 (SCQF Level 5).
If you are studying a full-time non-advanced course (below HNC level), you may be entitled to funding.
NESCol can provide extra support to students who have additional support needs, including:
You may be eligible for additional funding to support the cost of living, including travel costs, cost of materials, and childcare.
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The College runs a bus to our Altens Campus to and from Aberdeen City Centre (excluding holiday periods).
You may be eligible for College transport to Fraserburgh Campus from a number of locations. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Whether you wish to progress in your studies or enter the world of work, North East Scotland College has excellent progression opportunities, with links to eight universities across Scotland and great relationships with industry employers.
A qualification in this subject area could lead to employment in the renewables and engineering industries.
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“My experience in the power generation and LNG industries show how transferrable a qualification an HNC in Engineering can be.”
“I’m really enjoying my new role and I’m glad I have my qualifications behind me. They have set me up for an engineering career which will allow me to work and live in different places.”
“I could never have imagined when I was studying back in Aberdeen that I would one day be working in the motorsport industry for Formula 1.”
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You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the ‘Apply Online’ button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.
Completed forms should be signed and returned to us at the following freepost address:
The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
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