The European Centre of Technology (ECT) has been running training courses since 1975, gathering a wealth of experience providing Engineering, Management and Finance workshops.
The professional Engineering, Management and Finance training courses run in collaboration with leading European and International Universities.
Participants benefit from practical and theoretical knowledge on a wide range of topics, taught by University professors and leading experts in their field with more than 30 years of expertise.
The ECT is an Independent Professional Body and trains more than 5000 individuals a year in over 300 training courses at 21 universities across Europe and worldwide.
Achievers of the Galileo Master Certificate and attendees of the Approved training courses include individuals from the following organisations:
Oxfam GB, EDF Energy, Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), E.On, Energy Saving Trust, Ricardo AEA, British Gas, Cambridge University, Environment Agency, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Carter Jonas, Heriot-Watt University, Changeworks, National Water and Electricity Company Ltd (the Gambia), St Andrews University, HM Forces, Scottish Government, KPMG, Scottish Enterprise, Royal Navy, Shell, University of Dundee, NHS Tayside, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (Nigeria), United States Department of Energy, Marks and Spencer, Aecom, World Bank, Ford Motor Company, Transmission Company of Nigeria, PepsiCo, Deutsche Bank, Scottish Enterprise, Friends of the Earth, Lego, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Müller, HSBC, North American Development Bank.
“The course covered a good balance of breadth and depth in various types of renewable energy technologies…The course tutor is clearly an expert with detailed insight in to the sector.”
(Fraser Macleod, Principal Research Officer)
“The financial skills gained were enormous and I would use these skills in my day-to-day investment planning…it met all my expectations and needs.”
(Nar Bahudur Khatiwora, UNDP)
“Congratulations to the centre and to the trainers. All participants were engaged, the topics were explained very clearly and we found it extremely relevant to our day-to-day activities.”
“I gained a good understanding of wind energy generation and related topics. My work involves assessment of wind projects from a financial perspective. This course will help me in this area.”
“Solid technical expertise is a fundamental pre-requisite of Coca-Cola HBC Italy. In particular, Coca-Cola HBC Italy has taken advantage of CSG-ECT’s expertise in order to develop its technical personnel. The cooperation with CSG-ECT has, and will continue to keep allowing us to ensure our technicians are skilled and knowledgeble in the field of new refrigeration technologies.
Over several years of working together we have been impressed with CSG-ECT’s ability to provide courses designed and customised for our firm’s needs, facilitated by academic experts in the field and all carried out within our own premises in order to ease the logistical pressures that training personnel on this scale often brings.
CSG-ECT has certified our courses by providing all participants a certificate of completion.”
(Coca Cola HBC Italy)
“We would like to thank you for the good quality of your training which our personnel attended in the last years. We have attended different courses through the years care of your Training Centre.”
All your courses were useful for our technicians because we improved our knowledge, both theoretical and practical. We would like to underline also the good levels of both your skilled trainers and your training documentation.
(Technical Staff Manager, MARTINI & ROSSI, Fulvio Baratella)
“I have gained a thorough knowledge of Solar Photovoltaic systems…the course was well taught and had good interaction”
“I was able to win a project proposal with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization – UNIDO – with the help of the courses I took with your institution.”
I would like to underline the instructors’ high level of preparation, alongside their good spirit of collaboration, dedication, flexibility and professionalism”
(Mrs. Lorenza Vecchio, Civilian Human Resources Management, JFC HQ Naples, NATO)
“I liked the atmosphere of the course: relaxed, easy to intervene and discuss with the lecturer.”
“The course provided a thorough insight into economics and key stakeholders surrounding renewable financing”
(Khadijah Mohammed, Brunel University, London)
“The course was very well presented and it was clear that the instructor had a great deal of experience and knowledge.”
“This course was perfect for my professional growth. I gained a complete overview of how to face and understand the various scenarios of Project Management, and I will use these skills and concepts for my next project.”
“Excellent course material and knowledgeable tutor.”
“The course was all very good and the tutor was excellent, it was perfect for my professional needs.”
“I enjoyed that we were able to engage in conversation and exchange ideas on the course. I think the course material could be applied to many different professions.”
“Very interesting training course covering all topics of photovoltaic at 360 degrees. A very well structured and organised training course.”
“I liked that the course was accessible even for those who do not have an engineering background.”
“Last year we attended your training course organised within our premises, the course has been very useful as it clarified important gaps in our knowledge. Additionally it provided us with the knowledge of which technology to adopt for our systems. I take this opportunity to thank you again for the useful training courses you organise with quality content, teaching and documentation provided.”
(Eng. Adrian Kazazi, FAO)
“In today’s economic climate it is even more imperative that technicians diversify their skills to take advantage of the expanding renewable energy sector. The European Centre of Technology is ideally placed to ensure technicians succeed in making the most of this opportunity.”
(Marco Buoni Vice President European Association AREA – AREA represents the interests of 22 national associations in 19 European countries, 125,000 people working in the sector)
To learn more about these training courses, please view the training page here
The lecturer was very knowledgeable and provided real-life examples…the course will help with the feasibility of projects at work – Jack McKellar, Aecom
The course has given me a deeper understanding of the area and insight into the options for renewable energy and when they should be used – Keith Dickerson, CAL
I gained a clearer understanding of Project Management and what items have to be considered before, during, and after the project – Charline Herm, Ernst and Young (EY)
It was a great cover of all products and I will use my knowledge to apply to projects I am working on – Melanie Horbury, Pleydell Smithyman Ltd
I gained additional knowledge regarding how to better approach a project and minimize the risks…a lot of topics were covered, which was great – Pedro Pereiro, Portugal Telecom
I now understand more about financial concepts relating to renewable energy projects…This will certainly help me in framing the bigger projects I am engaged with – Kevin Houston, Carbon Masters LTD
I gained excellent foundation skills on Project Management… the practical study has provided an excellent overview of the Project Manager’s tools and techniques – Elyza Daniel, Harbor Bridge Ltd
The course has given me a wider knowledge and skill set of the wide choices of energy – Johnathan Bell, Linskeldfield Bio Energy
I gained a broader knowledge of PV system design and particular safety and MCS standard detail. I will be training field staff in PV system assessment primarily in sub-Saharan Africa – Morgan Palmer, Tearfund
The course covered all the areas I was interested in and more – Elvira Dimitrieva, Vert Rotors UK
It was good to be able to speak with an authority on PV, in order to build a more efficient workplace and better designs – Richard Douglas, The Green Way Solar
The course is well structured, relevant to finance and risk and I was impressed with the content – Roy Tomkinson, Solarwise Renewables
This course has benefitted me immensely by providing the information and drive for me to focus on renewable energy and incorporate them in every day life to make a difference financially, ethically and in terms of global energy use – Raaja Karthik
The course has broadened my knowledge in this field. It has also given me the confidence to undertake renewable energy projects in central Africa – Fred Ku-Mesu Miet, KCC Electrical
Gained a comprehensive knowledge of Solar Thermal, I intend to arrange installation in council properties – Angus Council
Gained key and practical skills such as building the wind plant. I will take the key knowledge gained and put this into practice – Joseph Aseyefa, Aeronautical Engineer
It has given me experience and knowledge which I’ll pass onto communities throughout Scotland – Tom Young, Community Energy Scotland
Very good lecturer, slides and presentation. Well organized and informative – Heat Pumps course
Engaging lecturer. Well-structured lecture. Covered a lot of material – Heat Pumps course
Superb. Much increased my knowledge – Prof. Colin Patten, Midlem
Very good coverage of the topic. Reference material with slides supporting info and practical examples – Carbon Management course
Another excellent course. Very informative – Carbon Management course
These skills will help me greatly in my workplace – Patrick Evbobun, ModeCo Solar
Covered in detail all of the aspects of biomass (technical, economic, supply..) – Biomass course
I used the course for research ideas for a PhD in this area. Turned out to be very useful – Phd Student, Edinburgh Napier University
I have gained knowledge and understanding of the concepts of energy and finance. I will take advantage to improve my career – Dina Ahmed
The course benefited me professionally because I would like to change my career path into renewable energy and this course has given me a better understanding of this energy sector – Claudia Cabarcas-Thomas, University of Aberdeen