Course FAQs

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What qualifications do I need to gain access to the wind industry?

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) 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 courses are the most recognised in UK and Europe and our teams use these on all the sites we work on.

How can I get a job offshore?

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 traininginfo@cwind.global 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 of training can complete a group booking form online or through a client booking form.

How much are the courses?

All  course costs are listed against each course

 

 

What are the Course Prerequisites?

All course prerequisites can be found in the corresponding course summary page

 

Will CWind give me a job after the course?

We only specialise in training individuals to work in the wind industry.

Is food provided?

Yes dependant on the course length, lunch will be provided

Is accommodation provided?

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

Where are the courses held?

Our GWO Courses currently only run from Lowestoft, we do however have numerous mobile options giving us the facility to provide some training onsite

Can I book now and pay later?

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

 

What equipment do I need to bring with me?

All equipment needed is detailed in 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.

Do you run bespoke courses?

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.

What if I need to cancel or change the date of my course?

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 CWind Training:

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

Do you accept any military funding?

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.

Why do I have to have a medical before I do the 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.

When do I receive certification?

Certification will be sent via email within 2 working days of successful completion of the course, to the individual responsible for payment, unless prior arrangement is made with CWind Training.

Any other queries?

For any other questions, please call our Head Office and speak to a member of our team on 01245 703000 who will be happy to help. Alternatively, you can email us on traininginfo@cwind.global