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About this provider

SETA was established as a Group Training Association in 1966 to provide engineering apprenticeship training in the North West and have undertaken several national contracts. We have our own Learning & Skills Academy based in central Stockport. All of our assessors are competency biased and recruited from industry with experience in Manufacturing, Welding/Fabrication, Electrical and Electronics and Machining.

We offer a one stop shop for apprenticeship training as we undertake our own Technical Certificates e.g. BTEC Extended National Diploma in Operations and Maintenance and from September 2016 offer the Higher National Certificate in Engineering in both Mechanical and Electrical Disciplines along with practical training.

What employers are saying

Based on 31 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

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Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 17 out of 31 reviews
  • Good 11 out of 31 reviews
  • Poor 2 out of 31 reviews
  • Very poor 1 out of 31 reviews


  • Training facilities (18)
  • Communication with employers (10)
  • Improving apprentice skills (10)
  • Adapting to my needs (9)
  • Getting new apprentices started (9)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (8)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (6)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (4)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (4)

Things to improve

  • Communication with employers (11)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (11)
  • Getting new apprentices started (4)
  • Adapting to my needs (3)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (3)
  • Improving apprentice skills (2)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (1)
  • Training facilities (1)

9 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
Engineering design and draughtsperson Standard 3 Details
Engineering Fitter Standard 3 Details
Engineering Operative Standard 2 Details
Engineering Technician Standard 3 Details
General Welder (Arc Processes) Standard 2 Details
Maintenance and operations engineering technician Standard 3 Details
Metrology Technician Standard 3 Details
Multi-positional Welder (Arc Processes) Standard 3 Details
Project Controls Technician Standard 3 Details

Contact details

Phone number:
0161 480 9822

Annual survey results

Employer satisfaction:
no data available
Learner satisfaction:
Source: FE Choices

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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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