ECT Accredited Center

The Renewable Energy Institute

ECT Accredited Center
Accredited Professional Body for Education since 1975
Renewable Energy - Distance Learning - Professional Courses


The European Centre of Technology (ECT) has been running training courses since 1975, gathering a wealth of experience providing Engineering, Management, Finance and Computing workshops.

The professional Engineering, Management, Finance and Computing 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.

If you would like to join participants from 149 countries worldwide to achieve the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate, please have a look at our approved range of training courses.

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), Amazon, International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), PepsiCo, E.On, Energy Saving Trust, Cambridge University, Ricardo AEA, British Gas, Environment Agency, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD),  Marks and Spencer, Carter Jonas, BNY Mellon, Heriot-Watt University, Ford Motor Company, Changeworks, the NHS, Heineken, National Water and Electricity Company Ltd (the Gambia), St Andrews University, KPMG, HM Forces, Scottish Government, US Environmental Protection Agency, Scottish Enterprise,  Royal Navy, Shell, University of Dundee, NHS Tayside, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (Nigeria), United States Department of Energy,  Aecom, World Bank, Transmission Company of Nigeria, Deutsche Bank, Scottish Enterprise, MET Office, Friends of the Earth, LEGO, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Müller, HSBC, North American Development Bank. 


The MET Office:

“I gained a much greater knowledge about the principles of sustainable design and the finance mechanisms available to implement a scheme. The knowledge will help me identify opportunities for my company to engage our clients at new points in project lifecycles.”

(Marc David)

The NHS:

“The topics covered met my professional needs and provided a detailed course on Electric Vehicles.”

(Sathish Sethuraman, Electric Vehicles Participant)


“I will apply the skills I learnt on the course in my day-to-day work.”

(Taslim Abdul-Salam)

BNY Mellon:

“The course covered market trends and project finance, which was extremely helpful.”

(Nancy Jones)

UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

“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)

Hilton Hotel:

“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.”

United Nations Development Programme:

“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)


“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.”

(Lin Gao)


“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)

Martini & Rossi:

“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.

Best regards”

(Technical Staff Manager, MARTINI & ROSSI, Fulvio Baratella)

Deutsche Bank:

“I have gained a thorough knowledge of Solar Photovoltaic systems…the course was well taught and had good interaction”

(Andrew Pidden)

National Water and Electricity Company Ltd:

“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.”

(Alhaji Cham)


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)

IFAD – International Fund for Agricultural Development:

“I liked the atmosphere of the course: relaxed, easy to intervene and discuss with the lecturer.”

(Karan Sehgal)

Siemens plc:

“I have gained a better understanding and application of finance through attending this course”

(Victor Sellwood, Siemens plc)


“I gained a better understanding of digital strategy and implementation and I liked that it covered a spectrum of themes relating to digital marketing.”

(Marta Mszynska, AECOM)

Ministry of Health:

“I really liked the openness and sharing of knowledge by the lecturer. I intend to apply the skills I have gained in various sustainability projects in the health sector in Malaysia. ”

(Tuan Haji Tauran Zaidi Ahmad Zaidi, Ministry of Health, Malaysia)

Greater London Authority:

“I intend to apply the skills gained from this course in my workplace to help in developing a green finance model for London.”

(Patrick Feehily, Greater London Authority)

Brunel University:

“The course provided a thorough insight into economics and key stakeholders surrounding renewable financing”

(Khadijah Mohammed, Brunel University, London)

Environment Agency:

“The course was very well presented and it was clear that the instructor had a great deal of experience and knowledge.”

(Phil Coulston)

European Heat Pump Association:

“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.”

(Vincenzo Balletti)

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC):

“Excellent course material and knowledgeable tutor.”

(Lawrence Avery)

The Eden Project:

“The course was all very good and the tutor was excellent, it was perfect for my professional needs.”

(Chris Bisson)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioning Europe Ltd:

“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.”

(Media Khalel)

National Grid:

“The course was filled with very useful information for my career. I am currently working on developing PV and energy storage projects and this course will help me a lot in my current role and future career aspirations.”

(Soolmaz Moshiri, National Grid UK)

Müller UK and Ireland Group:

“I now have a much better understanding of finance in general, and in particular with regards to renewables.”

(David Douglas, Müller UK and Ireland Group)


“I gained a good background to all renewable technologies, and there were good real world examples included in the course.”

(Andrew McMullen, LEGO)

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development:

“I liked that the course was accessible even for those who do not have an engineering background.”

(Vincent Duijnhouwer)

FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization):

“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)

European Association AREA:

“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)


“I have gained a better understanding of investment appraisal which should be very useful for me professionally.”

(Jon Dixon, Ofgem)

European Union External Action:

“These courses are very informative, logical, and pragmatic. You go straight to the important subject and learn easily, as if you are being trained for years.”

(Artur Shatri, European Union External Action, EULEX Kosovo)

To learn more about these training courses, please view the training page here


No-one else gives the same quality of training – Melvin Griffith

The lecturer was very knowledgeable and provided real-life examples…the course will help with the feasibility of projects at work – Jack McKellar, Aecom

I am now better placed to manage my budget at work and provide the Finance Team with the information that they require from me – Jonathan James, City of Edinburgh Council

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 liked that the course was very in depth and showed us tools and online resources that we can easily use back in the workplace – Emma Reid, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce

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

I would recommend this route to anybody who wants to move into the various technologies available to study at the ECT. I gained the vital ingredients I was missing in my understanding – Othello K. Deemi

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

I was a little nervous at first but the quality of the online course was very good indeed I have been most impressed with your staff and their help, and the courses themselves – Richard Crook