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Wind energy: Fundamentals (V)

Identify the skills, requirements and opportunities to start a career in the wind energy sector.

6 hours

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Members: £278 + VAT
Non-members: £334 + VAT

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Wind energy: Fundamentals (V)
£278.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£334.00 Plus vat


Identify the skills, requirements and opportunities to start a career in the wind energy sector.

One of the greatest challenges facing the wind energy industry is sourcing the right expertise to design, build and maintain the necessary structures. Whether you are interested in entering the workforce for the first time, or you are transferring from another industry such as oil and gas, this course will provide you with an overview of the requirements to work in the industry, skills required and how you can transfer your existing technical knowledge and soft skills when entering the wind energy industry.

You will gain an understanding of the certification and training that is required in various areas of the industry for onshore and offshore operations and maintenance. Through a combination of theory and practical exercises you will learn the fundamental operating principles and design of a wind turbine including mechanical and electrical systems such as aerodynamics, power and energy yield. 

We will also provide you with an understanding of the future trends in the wind turbine and renewable energy sector “An exploration of how offshore wind has grown in scale and ambition over the last two decades, and a look at some of the technologies and innovations which will help it continue to develop into the backbone of the UK’s electricity system.

Delivery format

This course will be delivered using interactive virtual learning technology.

Who should attend?

  • Those who are new to the wind energy industry and require a theoretical understanding of the key components, design considerations, operations and requirements for working in the sector
  • Graduates and Engineers looking to enter the Wind Energy industry
    Oil and gas professionals wanting to make the transition over to the offshore wind market
  • Engineers, supervisors, managers responsible for wind turbine operations and maintenance

How will I benefit?

  • Understand the design, operation and maintenance fundamentals of a wind turbine
  • Be able to identify the entry requirements and transferable skills needed to work in the sector
  • Gain an insight into the future trends of the renewable industry
Contributes 6 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Overview of energy use and types of renewable energy
  • Transferable skills
  • Certification and entry requirements
  • Design fundamentals and key components
  • Operations, maintenance and management of wind generator systems
  • Future market trends and the potential of sustainable energy

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: B, C and E

  1. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  2. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  3. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Wind energy: Fundamentals (V).

  • Matthew Laskaj

    Matthew Laskaj

    Matthew is the Chair for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Scottish Region and director of a successful engineering and training consultancy. With more than 25 years experience in a variety of countries worldwide, he has worked in a range of industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, refining, offshore oil and gas and renewable energy.

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  • UK-Spec:
    B, C, E

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Available dates for Wind energy: Fundamentals (V)

6 hour course

01 Dec 2021 08:00 - 14:00 Two 3-hour sessions: 1 & 2 December 2021 at 09:00 - 12:15 GMT
06 Jun 2022 09:00 - 15:00 This course has 2 virtual sessions of 3.5 hours each: 6 & 7 June 2022 at 09:00 - 12:30 BST
06 Sep 2022 09:00 - 15:00 This course has 2 virtual sessions of 3.5 hours each: 6 & 7 September 2022 at 09:00 - 12:30 BST

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