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Skills Development: Clean Energy Qualifications in Nigeria

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Overview

Until 2016, structured training for renewable energy could not be found in Nigeria. There were sporadic training offers which was lacking relevance and recognition. In almost all cases, the problem was lacking of the academic and skills acquisition or targeting the wrong audience, such as rural dwellers. Training on energy efficiency did not exist at all. In short, these offerings were chiefly incompatible with industry and market needs.

The Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) addressed this challenge by introducing relevant qualifications into Nigeria. NESP was funded by the European Union and Germany and it was implemented by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in partnership with the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Winrock International.

Seven clean energy qualification were introduced in 2016 (see table below for downloads of the training materials) imparting skills needed by industry with a goal to enhance employment prospects of trainees. Curricula were developed by international and Nigerian practitioners in pursuit of compliance with prevailing competency standards.[1]

 

A network of 12 partners from among training academies and research institutions across Nigeria has been empowered to deliver these 7 qualifications. Training partners received support through training syllabi, handbooks and through a depth training in their faculty[2] using essential training equipment. Until 2020 partners will continue to receive expert guidance in the training delivery to ensure that the training quality meets industry expectations. Training partners offer selected courses against admission fees since 2016.

To ensure training quality, a country-wide certification system is being established. From 2018 an independent third party will conduct examinations of trainees and qualified professionals against competency standards evolved together with industry. The certification system will ensure training quality, close linkage to market needs, national recognition and periodic course updates in line with market developments. At present, NESP and REEEP are providing the examination and certification service in the interim.


Clean Energy Qualifications: Training Materials

Training Materials - Clean Energy - Nigeria 2017[1]

Topic

Handbook

Syllabus

Authors

Solar PV Installation

160-hours training course for technicians.

Solar PV Installation - Training Handbook 2017.pdf
Download

Course Handbook
3rd Edition • March 2017

Solar PV Installation - Syllabus 2017.pdf
Download

Syllabus and Teacher’s Reference.
3rd Edition • March 2017

Dr. Helmut Städter
Olatunde Isiolaotan
Hartmut Androsch

Solar PV Installation Supervision

240-hours training course for electricians

Solar PV Installation Supervision- Training Handbook- Nigeria 2017.pdf
Download

Course Handbook
3rd Edition • March 2017

Nigeria Training SPVIS-Syllabus-2017.pdf
Download

Syllabus & Teacher’s Reference
3rd Edition • March 2017

Olatunde Isiolaotan
Hartmut Androsch

Mini-Grid Design

35-day training course for engineers

Mini-Grid Design-Training Handbook- Nigeria 2017.pdf
Download

Course Handbook
2nd Edition • March 2017

Mini-Grid Design-Training Syllabus -Nigeria 2017.pdf
Download

Syllabus & Teacher’s Reference
2nd Edition • March 2017

Hartmut Androsch
Robert Foster
Ron Orozco
Olatunde Isiolaotan

Rural Hydropower Civil Engineering

3-week training course for civil engineers

Rural Hydropower Civil Engineering-Training Handbook- Nigeria 2017.pdf
Download

Course Handbook 
3rd Edition • March 2017

Rural Hydropower Civil Engineering-Training Syllabus-2017.pdf
Download

Syllabus & Teacher’s Reference
3nd Edition • March 2017

V. Ramasubramanian
Adhishesh Hanasoge
Ajoy Karki
Dr. Helmut Städter

Energy Management

160-hours training course for engineers

Energy Management-Training Handbook- Nigeria 2017.pdf
Download

Course Handbook
2nd Edition • May 2017

Energy Management-Training Syllabus- Nigeria 2017.pdf
Download

Syllabus & Teacher’s Reference
2nd Edition • May 2017

Dr. Helmut Städter
Kai Hillebrect
Kishan K. Chakarvarti
Josef Buchinger
André Möller
Habeeb Salawu
Dr. Emmanuael Ogedengbe
Dr. Albrecht Kaupp

Energy Audit

120-hours training course for architects and engineers

Energy Audit -Training Handbook- Nigeria 2017.pdf
Download

Course Handbook
2nd Edition • May 2017

Energy Audit-Training Syllabus- Nigeria 2017.pdf
Download

Syllabus & Teacher’s Reference
2nd Edition • May 2017

Dr. Helmut Städter
Kai Hillebrect
Kishan K. Chakarvarti
Josef Buchinger
André Möller
Habeeb Salawu
Dr. Emmanuael Ogedengbe
Dr. Albrecht Kaupp

Energy Efficient Building Design

120-hours training course for architects and engineers

Nigeria Energy Efficiency Building Design Training -Handbook-2017.pdf
Download

Course Handbook
2nd Edition • February 2017

Energy Efficient Building Design-Training Syllabus- Nigeria 2017.pdf
Download

Syllabus & Teacher’s Reference
2nd Edition • February 2017

Prof. Helmut Müller
Francesco Sasso
Arc. Anthony Okoye
Dr. Helmut Städter
Olatunde Isiolaotan


Competency Standards 2016

Competency Standards for Clean Energy were evolved with industry through the Energy Platform Nigeria and selected skills councils. They define the skills and knowledge relevant for employers today, providing the reference for curriculum development and certification. Find the Competency Standards here.

It is expected that they will be updatd in Nigeria in 2020. However, it is unclear who will publish it and where.



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