NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Preparing to Work in Renewable Energy Engineering

Qualification code
601/3194/9 (NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Preparing to Work in Renewable Energy)

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The NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Preparing to Work in Renewable Energy Engineering provides students with a structured and challenging individualised learning programme that supports their development and progression in line with their future career plans.

It is the substantial qualification component of the study programme and aims to enable students to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to work in the renewable energy industry or to undertake further learning.

It develops the students’ knowledge and understanding across a range of practices. It enables the student to further develop essential knowledge in areas such as mechanical, electrical and electronic principles, energy efficiency, wind, solar, wave and tidal energy generation.

Students will develop generic, transferable skills valued by employers, such as effective teamwork, communication, planning and health and safety principles.

They will also research job opportunities and assess their strengths in areas such as positive attitude, punctuality and self-motivation.

In addition, the requirement to complete optional units means that students are able to develop more specialist knowledge about different aspects of renewable energy. For those who wish to study at a higher level, the qualification will enable them to develop higher level learning skills such as independent working, research, self-reflection and collaborative learning.


The qualification is graded Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*.


Internally assessed and externally quality assured portfolio of evidence.

Further information

The Level 3 Diploma in Preparing to work in Renewable Energy Engineering had an operational end date of 31 July 2019. Therefore, the specification is no longer available and we are no longer accepting learner registrations.