Title AQUA-RET 2 - Vocational Training in Marine Renewable Energy Technologies
Project Number LLP/LdV/TOI/2009/IRL-515
Product Training course curricula and material
Title Training course curricula and material
Product Type teaching material
Marketing Text Customised new content and material was created through the design of training material based on identified end-user needs and collation with existing Aqua-RET 2 training material. Industry experts were recruited for training content and graphics development where required. Key learning outcomes for each new subject area were identified. This material was structured into training course curricula.
Description Training course curricula and material was designed and developed based on a needs analysis carried out with the sector. Four courses in total were developed and piloted in each of the five partner countries.
a. Representative from sectors whose workforces have core competences that can be transferred to the marine renewables sector (e.g. offshore oil and gas; other energy/ maritime sectors)
b. Marine renewables industry (researchers and developers, sector support organisations)
c. Social partner (community development organisations, regional development agencies)
d. Educational partner (vocational training providers, higher education providers and institutions)
Result The training material consists of existing material identified to be suitable for the training courses (from the existing Aqua-RET 1 content) and new material developed through Aqua-RET 2. The training material is mainly in the form of PowerPoints and printed handouts. Four courses were developed: 1) Strategic Planning, 2) Environmental Assessment, 3) Marine Operations and 4) Technical Evaluation. Each course was broken down into structured units; 1) Strategic Planning (7 units - 207 slides) 2) Environmental Assessment (5 units - 245 slides) 3) Marine Operations (3 units - 244 slides) and 4) Technical Evaluation (4 units - 373 slides). In addition a 'Fantasy Island' Map was produced for group work sessions, Aqua-RET 1 posters were updated and new Aqua-RET 2 posters were developed.
Area of application
The four courses were piloted in 5 countries:
Strategic Planning - piloted in Brussels
Environmental Assessment - piloted in Portugal
Marine Operations - piloted in the UK and Ireland
Technical Evaluation - piloted in Greece
Product Languages English