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Upskilling Energy Transition – RGU|NESA

RGU and NESA are proud to offer fully funded places on a suite of Upskilling short courses relating to Energy Transition. Find out more and apply now!

About Upskilling with RGU and NESA


Through the NESA partnership, RGU are delivering fully funded online upskilling short courses that address the skills needs of businesses and individuals in the North East and Moray. These courses are suitable for individuals seeking employment options and organisations wishing to upskill their employees in a wide range of areas relating to the Energy Transition. This suite of courses is delivered in partnership with NESA and with support from Scottish Government’s Just Transition Fund for the North East and Moray.

Course participants must be domiciled in the North East of Scotland (with a postcode in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, or Moray) to be eligible for a fee-waiver place.

 Our Courses

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The CCUS Short Course imparts a thorough grasp of CCUS principles, technologies, and applications for curbing GHG emissions. It empowers professionals, researchers, and policymakers to engage adeptly in CCUS projects.

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Explore the technical, financial, commercial, and contractual activities involved in energy transition.

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Study this unique cross-industry data management course for new and current practitioners.

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This course offers a strong geothermal energy foundation, covering science, technology, and business aspects. It equips participants to utilize geothermal energy for decarbonization, assess market opportunities, and fulfill UN SDGs 7 & 11.

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This course highlights hydrogen's global importance in the energy transition, covering production, storage, and usage technologies. It equips participants with skills to advance UN Sustainable Development Goals, fostering hydrogen-powered sustainability.

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Study the laws surrounding climate change adaptation and mitigation.

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Explore the operation of renewable systems and the impact and challenges involved.

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To develop knowledge of concepts and principles applicable to wind energy extraction, design and operation of offshore wind turbines under different environmental conditions, and an awareness of the role of offshore wind energy in decarbonising global economies.

Apply Now

Apply for a NESA Upskilling course for the 2023/24 session:

Short Course Support

RGU offers flexible and supportive upskilling courses that can be completed entirely online. The courses allow you to interact with subject experts and other learners, and each course has a dedicated Short Course Leader for direct support. RGU provides a range of support services, and the courses cover various areas of study to suit different professional development needs.


Student partnership and feedback

Providing feedback is crucial in improving the learning experience for students at RGU. The university values student opinions and encourages them to provide feedback through multiple channels such as discussions with peers and staff, engaging with RGU:Union, and participating in university events and questionnaires. RGU short course students have the opportunity to contribute their feedback through an end-of-course questionnaire, which will be used to enhance future courses. Specific and constructive feedback with suggestions for improvement can make a real difference in shaping the university's approach to learning and benefiting future students.


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