Offshore Renewables and Subsea Engineering at Port of Blyth- Level 3
Start Date: 5th September 2022
More about the course
As part of the government's Green Agenda and the journey to Net Zero, investment into the renewables and subsea industry means the industry is full of opportunities and the perfect place to kickstart a career in engineering. If you are interested in a career in offshore renewable energy or subsea engineering, this course is perfect for you.
Learning from industry experienced tutors you will explore the world of electrical and mechanical engineering, specifically for the renewable energy sector and learn vital skills in design and manufacturing, project management and pneumatics and hydraulics.
Based in the heart of industry at Port of Blyth, you will learn in real working facilities and have access to specialist equipment including our £1million HiTraq machine. Here, you will be surrounded by leaders in the North East's energy sector and benefit from guest speakers and work experience opportunities. You will also have the chance to enhance your knowledge through field trips to companies including Siemens, GE Oil & Gas and Caterpillar.
5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and maths
Level 2 in Engineering
What will I achieve?
On successful completion of this course you will achieve a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering
What will I learn?
Delivery of engineering processes safely
Product design and manufacture
Commercial and quality principles
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Electronic devices and circuits
Fabrication manufacturing processes
Specialist engineering project
Pneumatics and hydraulic systems
Electrical power distribution and transmission
Maintenance of mechanical systems
How is the course taught?
How am I assessed?
Work experience opportunities
As this course is based in the heart of the renewable and subsea sector in Blyth, students studying this course will benefit from work experience opportunities with a variety of our industry partners, including those companies based here.
English and Maths
Engineering relies heavily on English and maths and both subjects will be embedded into your programme, through producing reports, calculating weight distribution, ratios and formulae.
Where can I progress?
Upon successful completion of this course you may progress to a degree at Newcastle College University Centre. Courses include FdEng Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, FdEng Electrical Electronic Engineering, FdEng Subsea and Offshore Engineering and FdEng Renewable Energy Engineering.
Alternatively, you might decide to apply for a higher apprenticeship or seek employment within the sector.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
If you are aged 19+ the cost of the course will depend on your circumstances. Our support pages can help you determine your suitability.
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- Ensures that manufacture, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and contractual arrangements.
- Determines and specifies manufacturing methods of electrical systems.
- Supervises, controls and monitors the operation of electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems.
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Design and development engineers
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- Produces final design information for use in preparation of layouts, parts lists, etc..
- Arranges construction and testing of model or prototype and modifies design if necessary.
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- Designs new systems and equipment with regard to cost, market requirements and feasibility of manufacture.
- Establishes principles and techniques to improve the quality, durability and performance of materials such as textiles, glass, rubber, plastics, ceramics, metals and alloys.
- Researches into problem areas to advance basic knowledge, evaluate new theories and techniques and to solve specific problems.
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- Diagnoses and detects faults and implements procedures to maintain efficient operation of systems and equipment.
- Prepares estimates of materials, equipment and labour required for engineering projects.
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Research and Development Managers
- Monitors the standards of scientific and technical research undertaken by the research team.
- Plans work schedules, assigns tasks and delegates responsibilities to the research and development team.
- Develops research methodology, implements and reports upon research investigations undertaken.
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- Cleans and smoothes weld.
- Guides electrode or torch along line of weld, burns away damaged areas, and melts brazing alloy or solder into joints.
- Cuts metal pieces using gas torch or electric arc.
- Connects wires to power supply, or hoses to oxygen, acetylene, argon, carbon dioxide, electric arc, or other source and adjusts controls to regulate gas pressure and rate of flow.
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Energy Plant Operatives
- Carries out minor maintenance tasks and prescribed tests and reports any faults.
- Records instrument readings periodically and shuts down turbine/generator or boiler as demand decreases.
- Adjusts controls to maintain correct running speed of turbine or generator and monitors temperature and pressure controls on boilers.
- Operates remote control panel to load fuel and remove discharged fuel elements from nuclear reactors.
- Opens valves and operates controls to regulate the flow of fuel to boiler or generating equipment.
- Determines job requirements from switchboard attendant or operating instructions.