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Green Skills - Understanding Clean Energy Production by Wind (Online)

Green Skills - Understanding Clean Energy Production by Wind (Online)


Wind is not only one of the most important sources of clean and sustainable energy for the UK, but it is also a highly viable micro-generation option for households.

The purpose of this programme is to introduce the technology, application and practical use of every aspect of large- and small-scale wind energy utilisation. The programme includes learning to assess the potential of a wind turbine for your home, decide what size and type you need, and how to maintain it. We cover how to set up a wind farm or other large-scale operation, from site exploration to planning permission and installation. In addition, we discuss the environmental regulations for wind energy production in the UK and explore its potential as an income generator. Finally, you will be taught about the basics of electricity generation with turbines so that you can understand their impact on your local community.

Our online courses give you the flexibility to manage your life and studies

  • 24-hour access to your online course
  • Maintain earning power while you learn
  • Study around work or family commitments
  • Study in the comfort of your own home.

Start dates and fees

Start date



This course is free for adults aged 19+.

Start DateDay/TimeWksCodeAnnual Fee (Age)
16-18over 19

What will I study?

This is an online course and is made up of the following modules:

  • The importance of using wind
  • The physics of wind
  • The physics of wind turbines
  • Macro wind installations in practice.

PART 2: Understanding Micro and Small Wind Systems

  • How they work - theory
  • How they work - practice
  • Basic aspects of installation.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however learners should have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

All applicants must live in England and NOT live in one of the locations listed here.

How long is the course?

20 hours over 3 months


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by online multiple choice assessment. Assessment is by two online multiple-choice quizzes covering the theory and the practical elements of instillation.

Career opportunities

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How do I apply?

All you need to do is press the green Sign up button found under 'Next steps' and complete our simple online form.

Once submitted, our team will review your information to ensure you are eligible to study the course (we will get in touch should there be in any issues).

If you meet the eligibility requirements, you’ll be sent an email which contains a link to our online enrolment form for you to complete.

Your enrolment details will then be processed by our team and you will receive an email that will contain a link for you to access your course materials. Please allow 3-5 working days for your enrolment details to be processed.

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