The emergence of the renewable energy sector in west Wales has led Pembrokeshire College to focus on new curriculum development to ensure skill requirements are met over the next five to ten years.
Although in its infancy, rapid job creation is predicted from the sector and its associated supply chain as further investment shifts from fossil fuels to renewables. In preparation for this, Pembrokeshire College already has an expanding engineering (multiple pathways) and welding and fabrication curriculum that will support elements of the sector’s value chain, especially for operations and maintenance activities.
Professional qualifications in project management (AGILE and Prince2), leadership and management (Institute of Leadership and Management, ILM) and health and safety (NEBOSH) are also available and are relevant qualifications for the sector.
Further development is taking place in partnership with the Viking Maritime Group to deliver specialist marine safety courses (STCW) and working at heights (Global Wind Operations GWO) for offshore activities.
The College is developing an International Port Logistics and Supply Chain qualification at Levels 2/3, which will be available to study alongside Level 3 Engineering, Business and IT programmes from September 2022. Higher level qualifications (Levels 4/5) in Supply Chain Management from Swansea University and Cyber are also in the pipeline.
In order to develop a meaningful vocational curriculum a brief questionnaire has been designed to ascertain current requirements to re-skill or up-skill, for example, would you rather up-skill via a funded higher apprenticeship (Level 4/5) or study a part-time university degree course? Your opinion matters, as it will help inform the direction of the curriculum, please find a link to a short survey below.
If you would like to participate further in the development process or promote your sector to 14-18 year-olds then please get in touch, contact: Hayley Williams, Curriculum Development Manager, Pembrokeshire College – email@example.com