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European Winds and Tides Project

ESP are working with partners in France (Normandy) and Norway to work with companies across the three countries to design and pilot 3 Wind and Marine Renewables modules. The modules created will be introduced into the college programme and offered to companies as CPD courses.

Emergent Technologies for Plumbing Modern Apprentices

The Energy Skills Partnership, working in partnership with SNIPEF and Skills Development Scotland, have secured additional funding to support year 3 & 4 Plumbing Modern Apprentices following the Gas route for session 2014/15 to complete an additional award (F9HD 04: Emergent Technologies Combined Option).  Employers of SNIPEF training plumbing  apprentices are asked to contact their local college or SNIPEF for further information.

RenewableUK Blade Repair and Inspection Course

ESP have supported RenewableUK ‘s Renewable Training Network to develop new training courses in wind turbine blade repair and inspection which was unveiled earlier in September and will officially be launched at RUK’s Conference in Manchester 12 November.

Read more: RenewableUK Blade Repair and Inspection Course

Harestanes Windfarm Opens

Harestanes Panoramic 3

Scottish Power Renewables’ Harestanes windfarm was officially opened on 1 July 2014. This project was a key driver in the development of two new wind turbine technician courses at Dumfries & Galloway and Ayrshire Colleges. The courses have been developed with funding and support from Scottish Power Renewables and Energy Skills Partnership. News clip

Engineering for the Energy Sector - Vocational Trainers/Lecturers

The Energy Skills Partnership (ESP) are continuing to support capability and capacity building across Scotland’s colleges to ensure colleges have the staff with the skills and expertise both to support learners and respond to the needs of the energy sector.

Read more: Engineering for the Energy Sector - Vocational Trainers/Lecturers

Energy Skills Partnership awarded Scottish Green Energy Award

Green Energy Awards 2013

The Energy Skills Partnership are delighted to have been awarded the Contribution to Skills and Training Award at the 2013 Scottish Green Energy Awards in Edinburgh.


ESP Team Update

ESP is pleased to announce that John Renwick has joined the team as Project Manager from Fife College. John has 15 years experience within the further education sector and has vast experience in the construction industry. John will be leading on the delivery of a number of projects

Membership Update

The Energy Skills Partnership is delighted to announce that all thirteen college regions in Scotland are now represented on the partnership and would like to welcome new member colleges: Borders College and Orkney College UHI.