Frequently asked questions

  • Who are the target groups for the education programmes?

    The target groups for our education programmes are professionals already in the renewable industry who wish to advance their careers, procurement and contract management professionals transferring from another industry such as oil&gas, technical professionals transferring from land based industry to marine operations, experienced mariners transferring from other vessel operations, and people wanting to begin a career in offshore renewable energy. Each programme has a specific target group that you can see when you click on them individually.

  • What is the cost of an education programme?

    Each programme is priced separately. You will see its price when you select one of the education programmes.

  • Do I require a minimum level of education or experience to undertake a programme?

    It depends on which education programme you wish to attend. You can read about the content and experience requirements when you click on each of the programmes. Our education programmes are divided into two categories “Fundamental Education” and “Specialist Education”. If you don’t have any relevant work experience within the renewable industry, we suggest you start with one of the Fundamental Education programmes.

  • How do I figure out which education programme are suitable for me?

    When you click on each of the education programmes you will find detailed information that can help you decide whether it is suitable for you. If you are still in doubt, please contact us.

  • What language is used for the programmes?

    All our education programmes are in English. You must be able to speak, read and understand English to a high standard. In most of the courses there will be technical terms that you must understand to pass the exams. English is the most common language used for international construction projects, so our programmes will help you to work worldwide.

  • Will a RECOA education programme guarantee me a job within the renewable industry?

    You are not guaranteed a career within the renewable industry by attending our education programmes. However, they will certainly increase your chances, just like other relevant education will do. We offer specialised knowledge within specific areas of the renewable industry to develop a highly beneficial skillset that improves your employability.

  • Is a RECOA education programme of benefit to me if I am already in the renewable industry, and have been so for many years?

    Absolutely! You will benefit from an education that compliments your current role should you wish to develop your skillset or just refresh your technical or theoretical knowledge. A RECOA education programme can help you progress to the next step in your career.

  • Do your online education programmes work as a livestream?

    No. Our programmes are pre-recorded allowing you to access them wherever and whenever you want.

  • What happens if I'm distracted and have to abandon a module before I have completed it?

    You have the option to pause any module at any time. You can restart where you left off or choose to start the whole module afresh. You can even repeat the complete education programme or just a part of it, over and over again. So, it is not a problem if you want to stop for a break or even if you want resume in a few weeks time.

  • What happen if a change in my schedule prevents me from starting an education programme that I have subscribed to?

    This isn't a problem. You can attend the education programme you have signed up for whenever it suits you. You can also pause an education or replay it as many times as you want if you are interrupted.

  • Do I have to be online to use the education programme?

    Yes. You need to be logged into our platform and have reliable online access. Some of our programmes have content that can be downloaded for study, but generally you have to be online.

  • Can I repeat the education programme or parts of it if I want?

    Yes. You can repeat any education programme that you have subscribed to, for as many times as you like. Our only limitation is the number of attempts for the final exam.

  • Who are the instructors?

    All the instructors at RECOA are experienced professionals who have been working in the renewable energy industry for several years and have long high standing track records. You can read specifically about the instructor when you click on an education package.

  • What is the difference between a fundamental and a specialist education programme?

    The fundamental education programmes are for everyone aiming for a career in the renewable industry. The specialist education programmes are only for people who have attended a fundamental education package before or people who have proven role experience within the industry.

  • What is the difference between an education and a course provided by RECOA?

    The difference between an education and a course is the number of modules and the duration. An education consist of a minimum of 5 modules and the duration is 1-4 weeks. Compared to that, the courses consist of a minimum of 1 module and only have a duration of 1-5 days.

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