Renewable and Subsea Engineering

Renewable and Subsea Engineering Courses

Courses within renewable, subsea and welding are developed with employers and offer exciting career opportunities within the wind energy, subsea, offshore, manufacturing and construction sectors.

You’ll benefit from links to employers, industry experienced tutors and first-class specialist facilities, designed to prepare you for a career in one of the fastest growing industries in the North East.

What you'll study

If you'd like to carve out a career in Engineering, we can support you on your way. The level that you begin at will depend on your final GCSE results. Our guide below gives you an idea of what level you could expect to enter at:

Typically, if you have or are predicted GCSE grade 2 in English and maths:

Typically, if you have or are predicted 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above:

Typically, if you have or are predicted 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above:

The course below is delivered at the Port of Blyth:

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Based on the north bank of the Tyne the Energy Academy provides a centre of innovation, training and development for the energy sector. The Academy delivers qualifications from Level 2 through to degree level in Subsea & Renewable energy technologies, manufacturing and maintenance as well as Apprenticeships.

Our Energy Academy is a multi-partner, cross regional collaboration between Newcastle College, major employers, local authorities, Sector Skills Councils and strategic stakeholders in the sector.


All courses are delivered at the Newcastle College Energy Academy, based on the North bank of the river Tyne in Wallsend. 

Facilities include welding bays, fabrication equipment, MMA, MIG and TIG welding, plasma cutting and engineering workshops. The College also has equipment for the testing of 1KW wind turbines and solar panels as well as Computer Aided Design (CAD) facilities.