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Adult 19+

Renewable and Subsea

If you are a born problem solver with a questioning mind and enjoy being in a fast paced and ever changing environment, a renewable and subsea engineering course might be just what you are looking for.


Our courses are designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge needed for the industry. You might already be working in the engineering sector and want to diversify into this exciting landscape or you might be looking for a new challenge and a new career. Choose to study with us and you will be fully supported throughout your studies by industry experienced tutors who know what it takes to succeed.

You will benefit from our close links with industry and specialist facilities, which replicate real-working environments.

So whether you want to be a subsea engineer, wind turbine technician or project manager, our courses will get you skilled and ready for industry.

What can I study?

General English (EFL)

Do you want to study English in the UK? This General English (EFL) course is perfect for you!

Length: You can start at any point in the year. Duration is flexible.
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th July 2021
Location: Teaching Development Centre

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IELTS English Options

This course will help you work towards your IELTS test and help you achieve your best score.

Length: You can start at any point in the year. Duration is flexible.
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 5th July 2021
Location: Teaching Development Centre

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Principles of Business Administration - Level 2

This Principles of Business Admin course offers you the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge to succeed in any role within business administration. Read more.

Length: 1 year
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Policing - Level 3

Want to join the police? Looking to gain the right experience to give you an employment edge? This policing course is perfect if you're setting your sights on a career in the force.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Games Technologies - Access to Higher Education

Do you want to pursue a career in the exciting games sector? Build a firm foundation for your future with this course.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Food Production and Cooking - Level 2

Do you dream of being a chef? This part-time Food Production and Cooking course will have you 'cooking on gas' towards a career in the catering and hospitality sector.

Length: 1 year
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Hairdressing - Level 3 (Part-Time)

Balayage, beach waves, bobs and bangs... do you dream of a career in hairdressing? This part-time Hairdressing course is perfect for you!

Length: 1 year
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Barbering - Level 3

Do you have a passion for Barbering? Develop your skills to provide advanced gents cuts, colour and shave services.

Length: 1 year
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Computing - Access to Higher Education

This Access to HE Computing course is perfect if you're looking to brush up your IT skills to take you to the next step in computing.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Online and On Campus)

Master financial processes with this advanced level course. This flexible course is ideal for anyone who is looking to advance their existing knowledge of accounting. 

Length: 1 year
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Online and On Campus)

This course is an entry-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic accounting principles and skills.

Length: 1 year
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Access to Higher Education Photography and Media

Do you see the world through a lens? Are you a keen photographer, enjoy editing images and producing videos? Take a shot at a career in photography and media with this course!

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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What can I do with a Renewable and Subsea qualification?

Daily tasks:

  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor the performance and safety of electrical assemblies and systems.
  • 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.

Median Salary

£49,811 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Tests, diagnoses faults and undertakes repair of electronic equipment.
  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor performance and evaluate designs.
  • Determines and specifies appropriate production and/or installation methods and quality and safety standards.
  • Undertakes research and advises on all aspects of telecommunications equipment, radar, telemetry and remote control systems, data processing equipment, microwaves and other electronic equipment.

Median Salary

£50,515 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Prepares specifications for materials and other components.
  • 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.
  • Prepares working designs for steam, aero, turbine, marine and electrical engines, mechanical instruments, aircraft and missile structures, vehicle and ship structures, plant and machinery equipment, domestic electrical appliances, building systems and services, and electronic computing and telecommunications equipment.
  • Assesses product requirements, including costs, manufacturing feasibility and market requirements.

Median Salary

£43,438 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Provides technical consultancy services.
  • Examines and advises on patent applications.
  • Prepare sketches, drawings and specifications showing materials to be used, construction and finishing methods and other details.
  • Devises and implements control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of system and materials.
  • 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.

Median Salary

£41,841 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Visits and advises clients on the use and servicing of mechanical and chemical engineering products and services.
  • Inspects completed aircraft maintenance work to certify that it meets standards and the aircraft is ready for operation.
  • 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.
  • Sets up equipment, undertakes tests, takes readings, performs calculations and records and interprets data.
  • Plans and prepares work and test schedules based on specifications and drawings.

Median Salary

£33,396 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Otherwise assists technologists as directed.
  • Performs calculations and records and interprets data.
  • Undertakes tests and takes measurements and readings.
  • Sets up apparatus for experimental, demonstration or other purposes.

Median Salary

£27,574 View more

Daily tasks:

  • 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.
  • Liaises with production departments to investigate and resolve manufacturing problems.
  • Establishes product design and performance objectives in consultation with other business functions.

Median Salary

£51,905 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Checks finished workpiece for defects and conformity with specification.
  • 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.
  • Selects appropriate welding equipment such as electric arc, gas torch, etc..

Median Salary

£26,022 View more

Daily tasks:

  • 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.

Median Salary

£35,070 View more

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