Offshore Education

Full Time Education
If you are still in full time education, whether it be at school or college, and are interested in pursuing a career in the oil and gas industry, or you simply want to learn more, look at the information below.

This section has been specially designed to help you learn more about various courses, apprenticeships, colleges and universities that can help you gain entry into a vibrant and dynamic industry that can offer you a great lifestyle, good salary and an opportunity to travel the world.

Upstream Modern Apprenticeship Scheme
The Upstream Oil and Gas Industry Technician Training programme. This programme equips motivated candidates with the skills and knowledge to work offshore and onshore in four varied disciplines: Instrument and Control Maintenance, Mechanical Maintenance, Electrical Maintenance and Process Operation. The skills that these roles embody are highly regarded and valued worldwide and are therefore very ‘marketable’, meaning you will be part of an industry across the world.

The benefits:
Doing a job that is vital for the life we lead today
Receive considerable financial rewards
Enjoy generous onshore leave when you work offshore
Have the opportunity to travel the world
Create the life you want to lead

POL
Petroleum Open Learning (POL) provides the upstream oil and gas industry with a flexible self-learning Level 3 City and Guilds qualification which enhances technical knowledge and aids the improvement of skills and performance in the workplace.

POL consists of a wide range of stand-alone modules from two different series, Oil and Gas Well Technology; and Petroleum Processing Technology, which enable an individual to tailor their own development. POL has many benefits, including:

An Industry recognised qualification
Each module may be assessed by examination with successful candidates receiving a City and Guilds of London Institute certificate
Used by individuals and employers in over 15 countries
Modules are continually revised by industry experts
Each candidate has the flexibility for setting their own pace for self development, accommodating a work/life balance

RGU: CenSa – College Link Programme
The Degree Link programme is offered by the Robert Gordon University and partner Colleges on a 2+2 basis. This means that students, who successfully complete a relevant Higher National Diploma (HND) course over 2 years at College, are guaranteed access to the third year of the appropriate University degree course. Where a College offers a course to Higher National Certificate (HNC) level only, then you may be offered a place on a 1+3 basis, with a one-year HNC at College providing access to second year of a Degree at RGU.

This programme has the obvious financial benefits of allowing you to study closer to home for the first two years, but with the advantage of knowing that a University place is available to you on completion of your College course.

Oil and Gas UK
If you would like to find out more information on how oil and gas are formed, how it is found and then produced, as well as the role science and technology (geology, physics, chemistry, engineering, etc) plays within the exploration and production processes of the oil and gas industry.

Colleges
Click on the links below to learn more about the industry related courses available at colleges near you...

Aberdeen College
Visit the Aberdeen College website.
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Angus College
Visit the Angus College website.
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Ayr College
Visit the Ayr College website.
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Banff & Buchan College
Visit Banff & Buchan College website.
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Barony College
Visit Barony College College website.
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Bell College
Visit the Bell College website.
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Borders College
Visit the Borders College website.
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Forth Valley College
Visit the Forth Valley College website.
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Cumbernauld College
Visit the Cumbernauld College website.
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Dumfries & Galloway College
Visit the Dumfries & Galloway College website.
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Dundee College
Visit the Dundee College website.
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Elmwood College
Visit the Elmwood College website.
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Fife College
Visit the Fife College website.
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Inverness College
Visit the Inverness College website.
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Jewel & Esk College
Visit the Jewel & Esk College website.
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John Wheatley College
Visit the John Wheatley College website.
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Lauder College
Visit the Lauder College website.
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Lews Castle College
Visit the Lews Castle College website.
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Moray College
Visit the Moray College website.
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North Glasgow College
Visit the North Glasgow College website.
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North Highland College
Visit the North Highland College website.
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Orkney College
Visit the Orkney College website.
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Perth College
Visit the Perth College website.
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Stevenson College
Visit the Stevenson College website.
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Telford College
Visit the Telford College website.
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The Year In Industry
Visit The Year In Industry website.
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West Lothian College
Visit West Lothian College website.
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Universities
Click on the links below to learn more about the industry related courses available at universities near you...

Aberdeen University
Visit Aberdeen University website.
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Abertay University
Visit Abertay University website.
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Dundee University
Visit Dundee University website.
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Edinburgh University
Visit Edinburgh University website.
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Glasgow University
Visit Glasgow University website.
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Glasgow Caledonian University
Visit Glasgow Caledonian University website.
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Heriot Watt University
Visit Heriot Watt University website.
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Napier University
Visit Napier University website.
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Robert Gordon University
Visit Robert Gordon University website.
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St Andrews University
Visit St Andrews University website.
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Stirling University
Visit Stirling University website.
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Strathclyde University
Visit Strathclyde University website.