Course FAQ’s

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We run a full 6 day course which offers the essential qualifications and skills needed for operating on a wind farm. The course is Global Wind Organisation (GWO) & Renewable UK (RUK) approved and covers the following modules:

 

  • Working at Height and Rescue – Wind Turbines
  • Sea Survival
  • Manual Handling
  • Emergency First Aid & Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Fire Awareness

 

Dependant on your future employer the qualifications needed may be a selection of or all of the above, we advise you speak to the organisations you intend to work for. This said the GWO and RUK courses are the most recognised in UK and Europe and our teams use these on all the sites we work on.

Once you have completed the relevant qualifications, you can get in touch with recruitment agencies and any other industry companies.  You can also find job pages online which can be a great help.  We cannot help you in finding employment at CWind however you can send your CV via email to jobs@cwind247.com and a member of the recruitment team will be in contact with you.

How do I book a course?
For an individual wishing to book – You can either book online or we can do that for you over the telephone.

Companies wishing to be invoiced for the cost – A Client Booking form will need to be completed and sent back to our office via email or post.

Please follow this link for the details of the course information and costs - http://bit.ly/Course_information_and_costs

Do you do payment plans?

Unfortunately we don't, full payment is needed at the time of booking

Please follow this link for the details of the course prerequisites - http://bit.ly/Course_prerequisites

Will NWFTC give me a job after the course?
No – we specialise in training individuals to work in the wind industry, it is down to you to find employment.

Yes dependant on the course length, lunch will be provided

No – accommodation is not provided, we can provide a list of local hotels/ B&B for you to book.

We have two training centres, one in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria and the other in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

We only run Sea Survival at Lowestoft College due to the facilities required.

The full amount has to be paid on the day you book the course to secure your place

All equipment needed is detailed on your Pre Course Information which is issued to you once you book the course. No specialist equipment is needed (we provide that) as long as you wear appropriate clothing and safety footwear.

We will design bespoke courses to meet your needs. Our knowledge and experience mean that we can work with you to design a training plan specific to you, your company and your operations.

Rescheduling of courses is down to management’s discretion.

Cancellation Fees
The below identifies the fees payable by you if the above course is cancelled once your booking has been confirmed by NWFTC:

Less than 1 week prior to course – 100% of course fee payable
Up to 1 week prior to the course – 50% of course fee payable
Up to 2 weeks prior to the course – 25% of course fee payable
Up to 3 weeks prior to the course – 10% of course fee payable
3 weeks and beyond – 0% of course fee payable

If your booking is for 2+ delegates, the following applies:

Less than 1 week prior to course – 100% of course fee payable
Up to 1 week prior to the course – 100% of course fee payable
Up to 2 weeks prior to the course – 50% of course fee payable
Up to 3 weeks prior to the course – 25% of course fee payable
3 weeks and beyond – 0% of course fee payable

We don’t directly work with any companies who can provide you with training funding. If you are currently unemployed, talk to your local Job Centre who may be able to help - for example we have been working with Energising Harwich which is a government funded 'passport to work' scheme to deliver specialist training within the low carbon energy sector across North East Essex and has produced work-ready candidates, trained and licensed, with a resounding success. Please follow this link for further information and how to apply- http://bit.ly/1MUgtBo

We are an approved supplier through the Careers Transition Partnership (CTP). We don’t unfortunately accept Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC). Please contact your Careers advisor for further information on CTP and how it can help fund your course.

You must have a medical before you attend the course so we know you are fit and healthy and able to perform all modules of the courses without putting yourself or anyone else at risk.

Certification will be sent to the individual who pays for the course unless prior arrangement is made with NWFTC. Certification will be sent via email and the post within 2 working days of successful completion of the course.

 

For any other questions, please call our Head Office and speak to a member of our team on 01206 594051 who will be happy to help. Alternatively, you can email us on info@nwftc.co.uk

Industry FAQ’s

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Many employers are different but generally to work on the wind turbines you will need:

  1. Working at Height and Rescue
  2. Sea survival
  3. First Aid
  4. Medical - An RUK or Oil and Gas medical is requested when working offshore. You can find an approved practioner in your area on either of the below websites:
    http://www.oilandgasuk.co.uk/knowledgecentre/doctors.cfm

Above is the minimum requirement by most UK offshore sites, particulars vary dependant on the company, so you are advised to check with the site you intend to work for as the above is a generic overview.

We run a full 6 day course which offers the essential qualifications and skills.

The course is GWO approved and covers the following modules:

  • Working at Height and Rescue – Wind Turbines
  • Sea Survival
  • Manual Handling
  • Emergency First Aid & Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Fire Awareness

Choosing additional qualifications can be a hard as there is an extensive list of industry courses. We would recommend that you complete your basic qualifications and then take a further look into the industry, the roles available offshore and the qualifications needed for the individual roles.

BOSIET - Basic Offshore Safety Induction Emergency Training.
MIST – Minimum Industry Safety Training

BOSIET and MIST are the correct qualifications for the Oil and Gas industry but not for the wind industry. The minimum qualifications we have listed for an offshore role are drawn from our years of working with various clients and are their prerequisites for working on their projects.

Although the BOSIET is transferable – we are finding that more sites are now asking for the stand alone GWO sea survival certificate. The MIST and Norwegian passport however are not needed at all and for our type of work are completely redundant.

Yes, you must be at least 18 years of age.

Once you have completed the relevant qualifications, you can get in touch with recruitment agencies and any other industry companies. You can also find job pages online which can be a great help.

We cannot help you in finding employment at CWind. However you can send your CV to CWind via email to jobs@cwind247.com and a member of the recruitment team will be in contact with you.

In some positions, experience in the industry is essential. There are however entry level jobs available in the industry that don’t require any previous experience. i.e. refueler or deckhand.

We don’t directly work with any companies who can provide you with training funding. If you are currently unemployed, talk to your local Job Centre who may be able to help.

We are an approved supplier through the Careers Transition Partnership (CTP). We don’t unfortunately accept Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC). Please contact your Careers advisor for further information on CTP and how it can help fund your course.