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About this provider

DTA is a Charity set up by local employers in 1988. Our Board of Trustees are made up of representatives of local engineering employers.

We specialise in Engineering and Manufacturing apprenticeships. We deliver Mechatronics, Maintenance, Mechanical, Electrical, Design, Fab/Weld and Technical Support.

We are an employer led organisation and all apprentices are in full time employment. Our trainers have extensive experience of industry and the employers we serve. Our facilities have been tailored to meet the needs of the businesses.

The Level 3 or 4 apprenticeships are delivered over 48 months.

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

What employers are saying

Based on 20 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

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Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 2 out of 20 reviews
  • Good 11 out of 20 reviews
  • Poor 3 out of 20 reviews
  • Very poor 4 out of 20 reviews


  • Training facilities (8)
  • Communication with employers (6)
  • 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 (1)

Things to improve

  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (13)
  • Communication with employers (9)
  • Improving apprentice skills (6)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (5)
  • Adapting to my needs (2)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (2)

4 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
Electrical/Electronics Framework 4 Details
Engineering Technician Standard 3 Details
Mechanical Framework 4 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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