Key Details

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  • Course type:
    Full-Time (Further Education)
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  • Level:
  • Programme Area:
    Engineering and Power Technology
  • Course Length:

    1 year (34 weeks, 5 days a week at college, plus 5 weeks work experience)

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Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop/chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

Candidates who enrol on this course must be passionate about working in the wind industry and want to gain more knowledge and understanding of wind turbines. The course has at its core a breadth and depth of engineering knowledge, covering electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and control and instrumentation, all of which are fundamental to the development of the skills and knowledge required of a practicing wind turbine engineer.

Entry Criteria

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or Welsh 1st Language and Maths
  • A relevant Level 2 qualification at Pass
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Relevant industry experience

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.


Through a combination of classroom and workshop sessions including group work, discussions and tutorials.

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits and/or
  • The Welsh Baccalaureate
Welsh Baccalaureate

Welsh Baccalaureate is a valuable qualification which is often studied alongside your Level 3 full-time course.

The qualification is graded A*-E, carrying the equivalent UCAS points at Level 3, and equips you with transferable personal and business skills. It is highly regarded by universities and employers alike.

As part of the qualification, you will learn about Global Citizenship, Enterprise and Employability and take part in community engagement and work experience.

Essential Skills

This may include a combination of Application of Number, Communication, Digital Literacy and Essential Employability Skills

GCSE resits

This may include GCSE Numeracy/Maths and/or Welsh/English Language.


  • On-going observation
  • Written examinations


This qualification demonstrates a broad understanding of the wind industry enhancing career prospects within that sector. It also provides progression onto courses at Grwp Llandrillo Menai including HNC in General Engineering.

Would you like to apply for this course?