Safe Working Practice in the Wind Turbine Industry

Engineering and manufacturing

The EAL Level 2 Diploma in Safe Working Practice in the Wind Turbine Industry is a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ). This qualification has been developed as a pathway to employment within the Wind Turbine Industry. It includes an introduction to the renewables sector, the necessary skills and knowledge to gain employment in the sector, the mandatory safety certificates required for employment and employability skills.

There are no formal entry requirements however a level 1 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy
(or equivalent) is advisable. Although direct entry for any candidate who would benefit from the programme is possible, the Centre should interview and undertake a diagnostic assessment of the learners to determine suitability. A formal induction to the course content and structure will be given. Learners are expected to undertake self-directed study and research, personal portfolio development, practical activities and deliver short presentations to others.

This qualification is intended to provide the essential mandatory skills and knowledge of safety in the wind turbine industry. This qualification is for learners aged 16 years and over wishing to develop their skills and knowledge and gain employment within the sector.



This qualification will be awarded when the learner has successfully completed all nine mandatory units. The centre will then be able to apply for the learner's Diploma. The learner will also receive a Certificate of Unit Credit, which will list all the units they have achieved.

If the learner does not complete the full qualification, the Certificate of Unit Credit will reflect the units that they have achieved so they have proof of their achievements and could complete the qualification at a later date.

3 Assessment methods:

- Coursework,

- Portfolio of evidence,

- Task based controlled assessment.


Assessment will be carried out in the workplace or other appropriate environment via
observation and questioning and the collation of evidence in a portfolio.