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We are located in the Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc within the Skills Academy. Please follow the signs for Coast Training at the Skills Academy.

Yes, parking is free – the car park is a short 5 min walk away from the training centre.

All participants must be 18 and over.


What is WINDA?

WINDA stands for the Global Wind Industry Training Records Database, initiated by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO).

The primary objective of this database is to authenticate the certification status of GWO training providers and confirm the training status of individuals who have participated in GWO training programs.

Delegates will have the capability to access personally verified information regarding the completion and validity of their training courses. Employers can also conveniently ascertain the certified training courses accomplished by delegates by searching for their unique WINDA.

Why do I need to register?

You need to be registered prior to attending your course so that once you have completed the course we can upload your certifrication to your exisiting WINDA profile.

How do I register?

Head to Welcome – WINDA ( and register, follow the easy steps and thats you set up.

The BST combined course combines both Manual Handling and Working at Heights. It is the same as the full package but a shorter duration.

Lunch is provided for any course that is 1 day or more, lunch is not provided for 0.5 day courses.

GWO certification, or Global Wind Organisation certification, is a standardised training and certification programme designed specifically for individuals working in the wind energy industry. It encompasses a set of safety training modules aimed at ensuring that workers in the wind sector have the necessary skills and knowledge to operate safely and effectively in the challenging environment of wind turbines.

Key skills include problem-solving, technical aptitude, safety consciousness, teamwork, and adaptability. Strong communication skills are also essential for collaboration in this industry.

Yes, Klarna is available on all course bookings.

Job opportunities in the wind industry range from turbine technician and engineer to project manager, environmental specialist, and more. There are roles in manufacturing, installation, maintenance, and research and development.

While prior experience is beneficial, many companies offer training programmes for entry-level positions. Having a background in related fields like electrical or mechanical work can also be advantageous.

Yes, working on wind turbines can be physically demanding. Technicians often climb tall towers, perform maintenance in various weather conditions, and lift heavy equipment. Good physical fitness and agility are important.

Yes, there are often ongoing education and certification requirements in the wind industry, especially for individuals who want to maintain their qualifications and stay current with industry developments.

You may be required to undertake refresher training every 2-3 years.

Regulatory requirements can change over time, and wind industry workers must stay informed about any new regulations or standards that affect their work. Compliance may require additional training or certification.

Some wind industry roles may require advanced certifications, especially as individuals progress in their careers. These advanced certifications may involve specialised training in areas for specific turbines.


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