Wind Turbine Technician Industry Entry Programme

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This programme is designed to provide the necessary training and knowledge for those who wish to work as turbine technicians in the Offshore Renewable Energy Industry. It has been designed to enable a smooth transition for those with relevant experience in other industries to transfer their skills into new areas.


Turbine technicians are essential to the offshore industry both in the installation and commissioning wind farms and subsequently in their operation and maintenance. Those operating in this role not only need to be trained as a technician but must also be able to work safely in the specific environments that the role presents. Health and safety and safe operations are critical to the role and will be re-enforced throughout all aspects of the training.

Who should attend this training?

Anyone with previous experience in electrical or mechanical engineering who wishes to work in the offshore industry on wind turbines.

Pre- qualification

This training requires previous training typically in an electrical discipline although in some cases an engineering qualification may suffice. It is recognised that experience varies greatly and advice and guidance can be provided as to the suitability of previous knowledge. Typically the minimum level required would be NVQ Level 2 or equivalent.

It is the responsibility of anyone wishing to work offshore to be able to demonstrate that they have a current BOSIET certificate and have valid relevant medical certificates. Neither the BOSIET nor any medical examinations are provided as part of this training. However if requested both can be arranged through OMA at additional cost. 


1. Working at Height and Rescue

A two day RenewableUK approved course.

2. Confined Space Training

A one day Low Risk Confined Spaces course to provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the dangers of confined spaces and to enable delegates to enter, work and leave confined spaces.

3. Electrical Safety Awareness

A one day course to provide delegates with an understanding of basic electrical work at low voltage.

4. Introduction to Offshore Renewable Energy

A one day course covering operational and technical requirements in addition to industry knowledge and offshore wind farms subsea cable laying- 

  • The components of a wind farm
  • Typical cable laying vessels
  • Techniques and trenching equipment commonly used
  • Engineering challenges to be addressed
  • Types of cable
  • Jointing and terminations

Working Offshore-

  • Responsibilities and roles offshore
  • Reporting lines and procedures
  • Routines and practises
  • PPE and working safely
  • Health and Safety  offshore
  • Crew transfer procedures
  • Emergency actions and responses.

Safe Working Operations-

  • Wind Turbine work at heights with rescue - RenewableUK
  • Electrical safety Awareness
  • Confined spaces training


As part of the training all participants will go through a series of assessments. 


This course will be delivered over 5 days in partnership with Safety Technology Ltd.

Category Code Course Name Days Cost
Marine Courses MAR-0003 Guard Vessel Skipper 1 £475 Book
Marine Courses MAR-0004 Introduction to Offshore Renewable Energy 1 £420 Book
Marine Courses MAR-0008 Cable Engine Driver 1 £343 Book
Marine Courses MAR-0009 Offshore Welding & Grinding 2 £295 Book
Marine Courses EP-0001 Cable Engine Driver Industry Entry Programme 2 £580 Book
Marine Courses EP-0002 Wind Turbine Technician Industry Entry Programme 5 £1170 Book
Marine Courses EP-0004 Deckhand Industry Entry Programme 5 £800 Book
Marine Courses EP-0005 Rigger Industry Entry Programme 4 £992 Book
Marine Courses MAR-0010 Safe Practices & Emergency procedures on-board vessels 1 £275 Book
Marine Courses ST-0001 RenewableUK Work at Height and Rescue 2 £370 Book
Marine Courses ST-0002 Confined Space Training (Low Risk) 1 £175 Book
Marine Courses ST 0003 Confined Space Training (Medium Risk) 2 £350 Book
Marine Courses ST-0008 OPITO approved Further Offshore and Emergency with modules to include temporary contracts in Norwegian waters (EURO Refresher) 1 £580 Book
Marine Courses ST 0004 OPITO approved Further Offshore and Emergency Training (FOET) 1 £535 Book
Marine Courses ST-0004 BOSIET (Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training) 3 £800 Book
Marine Courses ST-0005 Electical Safety Awareness 1 £160 Book
Marine Courses ST-0006 Work at Height (non turbine) 1 £160 Book
Marine Courses ST-0007 Introduction to Wind Turbines, Logistics and Project Management 5 £TBC Book