Set up as a Group Training Association in 1969 and registered as a charity. Delivery of EAL, Edexel, City & Guilds and ECITB qualifications.
Apprentices are recruited on behalf of employers.
Apprenticeships in engineering: electro-technical, instrumentation, machining, maintenance, welding, pipefitting, project control and CAD/engineering design.
All apprenticeships include off-the-job training in the first year of either 6 months block or, a series of 8 individual 3 week modules. Many employers extend this period to a full year.
BTec is delivered in-house on one day per week during the first two years of the apprenticeship.
Attendance is full time 5 days, 37 hours weekly, starting at 08.00 am.
Competency assessments and testing for installation apprentices and welder codings.