Bright sparks excel in new engineering diploma
Bright Sparks excel in new engineering diploma
An amazing 31 apprentices, 22 with distinctions and seven with merits passed a new Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) qualification in July. The ECITB in partnership with City & Guilds put together the Level 3 Diploma in response from the engineering construction industry for more qualified personnel.
The City & Guilds, Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Construction has proved a huge success for apprentices studying with NETA Training in Stockton with a 100 per cent pass rate. The new qualification offers learners an understanding and practical experience of specialist engineering construction technologies and principles and can also be used as part of an Advanced Engineering Construction Apprenticeship. The diploma covers: Steel Erecting; Fabrication; Platework; Moving Loads; Pipework; Mechanical Fitting and Welding.
Don Atkinson, ECITB Regional Account Manager for the North East said: “All ECITB courses are tailored to the needs of the engineering construction industry. We work together with the industry and training providers, to ensure that all ECITB qualifications are of the highest quality and are a true reflection of developments and the diversity of the engineering construction industry. We are thrilled that this course has proved to be so successful and would like to say congratulations to all the apprentices and NETA Training.”
Frank Ramsay, NETA Chief Executive said: “Introducing a new qualification to a programme is always a tremendous challenge, particularly one as in-depth as this diploma. The superb results for the qualification are a testament to the hard work and commitment of both the apprentices and the NETA staff.”
For more information about the ECITB go to: www.ecitb.org.uk
For more information about NETA Training visit: www.neta.co.uk or contact Jan Marciniak,
Available for interviews:
Don Atkinson, Regional Account Manager for the North East, 01642 777 719
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About the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board
- The ECITB is the statutory and charitable body set up to secure engineering construction skills now and for the future. It has delivered training successfully to over one million learners over 20 years, and is led and funded by employers from the industry, ensuring the services are relevant and fit for purpose
- The ECITB provides professional advice, information, skills development and qualifications to help individuals in engineering construction and anyone interested in a career in the industry to succeed. A dedicated website has been set up to provide more detailed information http://careers.ecitb.org.uk/
- The ECITB sets a range of occupational and training standards, awards industry specific qualifications and invests £20 million each year in support of apprentices and adult learners across a range of skills. From entry level craft and technician programmes through to advanced engineering project management skills. In 2011, 65,000 people were supported through the ECITB’s range of approved programmes delivered by a network of over 200 approved providers.
- The ECITB strategy is built on three objectives, these are to attract, qualify and develop talented people for the industry. The ECITB operating processes that secure the depth, breadth and quality of service are: employer engagement, identification of skills needs and priorities, stakeholder and provider engagement, delivery and continuous improvement. The ECITB provides support to employers, their employees and apprentices to design, build, maintain and decommission nuclear, power, pharmaceutical, renewables, chemicals, food, water, oil & gas facilities and other processes.
For more information visit www.ecitb.org.uk