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Level 3

Skills Bootcamp in the Principles of Carbon Capture and Storage

Skills Bootcamps – part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life.

The Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.

Carbon Capture is a cutting-edge decarbonisation technology that will help to successfully create a green economy and improve sustainability.

This brand-new course in Carbon Capture and Storage is the first-of-its-kind and is designed to provide learners with the higher-technical skills and knowledge to operate this climate-saving technology.

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This Government funded programme aims to deliver and develop learners core skills and knowledge on Carbon Capture and Storage. These are acquired skills which are at the forefront of cutting edge of technology and practice, which are likely to be in high demand in the future.

The programme has been designed and developed with Drax and has been successfully piloted with a number of their staff.

The course will be delivered over a three-week period in the classroom and will include a mixture of theory and practical sessions using state-of-the-art equipment and training rigs. Further study will be in the form of immersive online units.

The course will cover the main types of Carbon separation processes, including:

  • Heat recovery
  • Adsorption
  • Heat exchangers
  • Heat pumps
  • Plus much more

While the programme will have coverage on Adsorption, providing learners with an overview and understanding of the main processes and what is involved. The course will also cover:

  • General Heat recovery identification and solutions
  • The application and use of heat exchangers
  • The application and use of heat pumps (both Air and Ground source)
  • Commercial, logistic and environmental issues
  • Specification and installation techniques
  • Maintenance and fault finding

Completing the training can result in increased responsibilities within an existing role or open up opportunities for a new role.

For employers enrolling their employees onto the course, this will enable them to implement Carbon Capture projects within their business or to adapt the technology and learning for other applications. In turn, this will create new roles, responsibilities and opportunities for their staff.

This course is available to the employed, self-employed and job seekers. Learners will need some experience and knowledge of Engineering and are also required to have an Entry Level maths qualification as a minimum.

Learners are required to produce a research presentation which will be topic specific and suitable for the intended audience, in line with the Pearson Research Project. Learners are also required to submit calculations after looking into worked examples in the classroom.

Grades will be calculated in the common Level 4 format of Fail, Pass, Merit or Distinction.