Programme
FIT Supported - Wind Turbine Maintenance

Award
City & Guilds Accredited

Location
Tralee

Duration
27 Weeks (includes 3 weeks of job seeking skills and personal development)

Course Aims


This programme is designed to position candidates to work in roles associated with wind turbine maintenance. Wind turbine maintenance encompasses many varied skills including electrical, mechanical and skills required to work at height, all of which must be executed in the context of safe working practices which will protect the safety of self and others.

Candidates who successfully complete this programme should be seen in the context of members of a multidisciplinary team of professionals including architects, civil and mechanical engineers, electricians, safety professionals, manufacturers representatives and others associated with the planning, implementation and maintenance of wind farms. It is expected that the candidates who successfully complete the programme will be working under the direction of relevant professionals. It should be clearly understood that the FIT Wind Turbine Maintenance programme does not enable the candidate to preform any action which is legally the responsibility of a Qualified Professional.

The programme also aims to develop the candidates personal effectiveness and job seeking skills so as to maximize their potential for employment and to develop the competence and capacity of each candidate to compete in the labour market.

Modules


  • Wind Energy Overview & Wind Farm Grid Connections
  • Wind Energy Safety
  • Wind Energy Electrical Fundamentals
  • Wind Energy Mechanical Systems
  • Wind Energy Computer Applications and SCADA
  • Wind Energy Practical Operations Skills & Preventative / Corrective Maintenance
  • Personal and Professional Development and Work Experience

Requirements


What do I need to get on the Programme?

  • Interest in renewable energies
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work at height
  • Ability to work outdoors throughout the year
  • Ability to work part of a team
  • Willingness to travel
  • A valid driver's license
  • Natural problem solving ability
  • Good hand to eye coordination - Mechanical aptitude
  • Visual acuity which includes depth perception, field of vision and the ability to distinguish between colours.
  • Skills in math, reading, and writing in order to read, interpret and work from complex instructions and diagrams and prints
  • Previous experience working with hand and power tools