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About this provider

Derwent Training Association exists for the sole purpose of delivering engineering training. Initially founded in 1988 by employers, it has fulfilled that objective for over 30 years.

We specialise in Engineering and Manufacturing apprenticeships and deliver apprenticeships in Mechatronics Maintenance, Machinist, Technical Support Technician & Fabrication & Welding which are delivered over 48 months. Our facilities have been tailored to meet the needs of the businesses.

Our mission is to prove first class training for the benefit of our employers and their apprentices.

We are accredited by IET & IMechE, EAL, C&G & Pearson.

What employers are saying

Based on 22 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

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Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 2 out of 22 reviews
  • Good 12 out of 22 reviews
  • Poor 4 out of 22 reviews
  • Very poor 4 out of 22 reviews


  • Training facilities (9)
  • Communication with employers (7)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (6)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (4)
  • Getting new apprentices started (3)
  • Improving apprentice skills (3)
  • Adapting to my needs (2)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (2)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (2)

Things to improve

  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (14)
  • Communication with employers (10)
  • Improving apprentice skills (6)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (6)
  • Adapting to my needs (4)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (2)

2 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
Engineering Technician Standard 3 Details
Metal Fabricator Standard 3 Details

Contact details

Phone number:
01653 697698

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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