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About this provider

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.

What employers are saying

Based on 8 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

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Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 5 out of 8 reviews
  • Good 3 out of 8 reviews
  • Poor 0 out of 8 reviews
  • Very poor 0 out of 8 reviews


  • Communication with employers (6)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (5)
  • Adapting to my needs (4)
  • Improving apprentice skills (3)
  • Getting new apprentices started (2)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (1)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (1)
  • Training facilities (1)

Things to improve

  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (2)
  • Communication with employers (1)
  • Improving apprentice skills (1)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (1)

19 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Framework 3 Details
Electrical Installation Framework 3 Details
Engineering design and draughtsperson Standard 3 Details
Engineering Maintenance Framework 3 Details
Engineering Maintenance and Installation Framework 2 Details
Engineering Technical Support Framework 2 Details
Engineering Technical Support Framework 3 Details
Engineering Technician Standard 3 Details
Engineering Toolmaking Framework 3 Details
Fabrication and Welding Framework 2 Details
Fabrication and Welding Framework 3 Details
General Welder (Arc Processes) Standard 2 Details
Installation and Commissioning Framework 3 Details
Maintenance and operations engineering technician Standard 3 Details
Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Framework 2 Details
Multi-positional Welder (Arc Processes) Standard 3 Details
Non-destructive testing (NDT) operator Standard 2 Details
Performing Engineering Operations Framework 2 Details
Science industry maintenance technician Standard 3 Details

Annual survey results

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Explain levels

Apprenticeships are set at different levels of difficulty from the equivalent of GCSE (level 2) up to postgraduate (level 7)

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