B9 Energy Offshore, DONG Energy and RES Offshore ceased development on the First Flight Wind project in December 2014.
This is an historical record only which will remain online until 28 September 2015.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list, but gives a sense of the higher education courses available.

Belfast Metropolitan College and B9 Energy have collaborated to deliver the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Wind Turbine Operation and Maintenance. To learn more about this qualification and other relevant courses at Belfast Met contact Chris Corken at k   

If you'd like to hear what current students have to say about studying for a career in offshore wind, take a look at our Student Profiles!


Queen’s University Belfast

FD in Energy, Environment & Sustainability                                     MSc in Leadership for Sustainable Development
MSc in SmartGrids

University of Ulster
BSc in Building Engineering & Materials                                             BEng in Clean Technology
BEng/MEng in Energy & Building Services Engineering                   PGDip/MSc in Renewable Energy & Energy Management
BEng in Renewable Energy Engineering                                              BEng/MEng in Renewable Energy Engineering
Belfast Metropolitan College
FD in Architectural Technology with Sustainable Design                 FD in Sustainable Construction
Extended Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment
          FD in Building Services and Renewable Energies


Letterkenny Institute of Technology


University of Strathclyde
MSc in Wind Energy Systems                                                                        PhD in Wind Energy Research
MSc/PGDip in Sustainable Engineering                                                      MSc in Subsea Engineering
MSc/PGDip in Ship & Offshore Technology                                               MSc/PGDip in Ship & Offshore Structures
MSc/PGDip in Sustainable Engineering : Offshore Renewable Energy
MSc in Global Energy Management 
University of Dundee

MA in Environmental Sustainability                                                             BEng/BSi/MSc in Renewables                         
MSc/PGDip in Renewable Energy & Environmental Modelling              MSc/PGDip Advanced Sustainabilty of the Built Environment

Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
MSc in Offshore Renewables                                                                         MSc in Energy Management
MSc in Commercial Practice for the Energy Sectors                                 MSc in Energy & Sustainability
BEng/MEng in Mechanical & Offshore Engineering


Some companies offer them as an alternative to a tertiary qualification. Siemens launched the UK's first Wind Turbine Technician Modern Apprenticeship in 2010 and is now working with Tyne Metropolitan College and Belfast Metropolitan College.

Mabey Bridge's award winning apprenticeship programme is now in its 9th year, and you can find more information on a mechanical or electrical apprenticeships in England. 

Check these websites for further information on relevant courses throughout the UK www.hotcourses.comwww.findamasters.com, and www.findaphd.com.

Wind Energy Safety Training

ARCH offers a range of Renewable UK and Global Wind Organisation (GWO) wind energy safety training courses for working on onshore and offshore wind farms, and provides approved IRATA International rope access training course. Training is available in Belfast, Lisnaskea and at Shannon Airport. 

Safety Technology, based in Wales, offers an extensive range of Renewable UK & GWO approved wind energy safety training courses.

You can access Falck Safety Services at their Teeside base. They offer a wide range of offshore courses and services accredited by international bodies in 19 countries on 5 continents.

Maersk Training for the wind energy industry also delivers the safety training required by many major companies, approved by GWO.





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