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Offshore wind energy short course for VET trainers



Course format On-site
Date 2020-10-05 - 2020-10-09

***This course is postponed until further notice***


Main objectives:

This course aims to provide first hand experience to VET trainers on Wind Energy technologies. Lectures will take 20% of the course, being mainly structured to be practical
(80%) including a field trip.


Specific objectives:

  • Providing a general overview of the necessary skills for the wind power sector.
  • Reviewing the procedures needed on the wind training sector.
  • Learning new technologies applied to the operation and maintenance of wind turbines.
  • Training Health & Safety procedures in high and confined spaces.
  • Introduction to VR tools


Target participants:

  • Technical VET teachers interested in wind energy, MATES partners and MATES TG experts. Women will be prioritized.




Application procedure

Registration link:

Deadline for registration: 20th September

Grant opportunities

Travel costs incurred by the attendees.
Lunches are included.

Learning outcomes

Participants undertaking this training will be able to:

  • Identify the different technologies of wind turbines and their components.
  • Understand the differences of logistics for onshore and offshore wind farms.
  • Safely climb high platforms using the required IPEs.
  • Climb a wind turbine.
  • Recognize the different structural systems for offshore wind turbines.
  • Use of Virtual Reality tools for training in wind turbine maintenance.


Attendees should have a basic knowledge of energy, electricity or mechanical engineering, and be able to climb a wind turbine (not recommended for people suffering vertigo)


ISCED Categories

Offshore and renewable energy
Machinery and operators