Technical Training

Learner information

Whether you are new to the industry or have a few or many years' experience, the ECITB can help you develop your career through its Technical Training. ECITB Technical Training consists of a range of courses designed to develop industry specific skills and technical abilities.

ECITB Technical Training provides the resources and support to help learners develop and learn new skills and expertise to become professionally qualified.

ECITB Technical Training allows learners to:

  • Upskill from semi-skilled to craft status.
  • Transfer skills from another sector to the engineering construction industry e.g. from the Services.
  • Achieve craft status through the completion of Vocational Qualifications (VQs).
  • Add additional units to an existing VQ with additional tasks and techniques.
  • Develop lifelong skills.
  • Pick and mix the skills required - tailoring to the needs of the employer.
  • Become qualified to a training standard which is mapped to the National Occupational Standard.

Employer information

With an anticipated 42,000 more workers required by the industry in the next ten years, the ECITB is working to attract skilled workers, to replace retirees and meet expansion demands.

It is expected that the majority of these recruits will come from:

  • Apprenticeships.
  • Allied sectors.
  • Professional engineers and other graduates.
  • Ex-service personnel, young offenders and the unemployed, giving them access to accredited training and good career prospects.

Employers using an ECITB Approved Training Provider and an ECITB Approved Course can be confident that their staff are on a quality assured and audited course, developed specifically with the needs of the engineering construction industry in mind.

How does it work?

There are no minimum educational standards or qualifications and no prior experience is necessary.

The Approved Training Provider develops the training course based on the ECITB Training Standards are follows the stages below:



Grant Support

Don’t forget, ECITB’s in-scope employers are eligible for grant support.

Please discuss your technical training funding requirements with your local ECITB Account Manager.

Training Standards available from ECITB (licensed providers can use these training courses to meet learner and employer needs) 

 Abrasive Wheels  
 Appointed Persons - Moving Loads click here for more information pdf logo
 Condition Monitoring  
 Confined Space  
 Electrical Installation  
 Electrical Maintenance  
 Flow Measurement  
 High Integrity Welding  
 Human Performance  
 Hydraulic Systems  
 Instrument & Control  
 Lifting and Positioning  
 Managing Welding Operations  
 Mechanical Fitting  
 Mechanical Joint Integrity click here for more information pdf logo
 Mechanical Maintenance  
 Metal Decking Installation  
 Monitoring Engineering Construction  Activities  
 Moving Loads  
 Non Destructive Testing  
 Offshore Decommissioning Awareness  
 Onsite Machining  
 Precision Measurement  
 Pressure Safety Valves  
 Project Controls  
 Root Cause Analysis  
 Small Bore Tubing  click here for more information pdf logo
 Steel Erecting  
 Supporting Engineering Construction  Activities  
 Supporting Engineering Construction  Operations  
 Working at Height