Girls in Energy - Skills for Work National 5 (SCQF Level 5)

Providing young women with the opportunity to begin to build skills and knowledge to aid their future in the energy industries.


North East Scotland College, Scotland
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This course is available on the North East Scotland College website.


Why take this course?

Many schools have joined with North East Scotland College and Shell UK to give you the opportunity to complete a vocational qualification as part of your school studies. The course runs as part of the Academic Year and provides young women with real-life experience of working in the energy industry.  During the course you will:

  • Develop technical knowledge, skills and understanding related to Engineering.
  • Develop an awareness of health and safety issues for a range of activities.
  • Develop and learn to apply practical, technical and communication skills.
  • Develop aspects of the Core Skill of Working with Others
  • Develop good practice in maintaining a tidy and safe work environment.
  • Gain an understanding and appreciation of the varied roles on offer within the sector.
  • Be prepared for further learning opportunities, study and training in the field of Engineering.

Throughout the course you will be encouraged to build your communication and teamwork skills – valuable skills that employers look for. Students also tell us that their confidence continues to grow as the course progresses!

If you have any enquiries, please email schools@nescol. ac. uk.


What you will experience

The course will allow you to develop key skills and understanding relating to the energy industries, helping you to make an informed decision about your future choices in education and employment. The course is made up of the following units:

  • Energy: An Introduction
  • Domestic Wind Turbines Systems
  • Domestic Solar Hot Water Systems
  • Employability and Careers
  • Oil/Gas Extraction

This course is a mix of classroom study, industry visits and workshops with students from participating schools.

About North East Scotland College

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North East Scotland College is the single largest provider of vocational education and training in the North East of Scotland.

We have a course to suit everyone; whether you’re fresh out of school, currently working, returning to education or simply want to try something new – whatever your educational or occupational background, an opportunity awaits at NESCol.

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