ECITB Technical and Craft engineering training

The ECITB works with employers and training providers to develop and deliver a wide range of engineering training. Our technical and craft training courses cover key skills that help employees find work and meet industry needs.

Employees can learn new  skills that benefit the industry through technical training. Moreover, technical training also helps employees’ career development by enabling progress from semi-skilled to craft status. For the wider industry, technical training helps recruit skilled workers from other sectors. For example, many employers look to recruit former Services personnel to engineering construction industry roles.

The ECITB supports engineering training programmes across a wide range of disciplines, including:

  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Appointed Persons – Moving Loads
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Confined Space
  • Electrical Installation
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Flow Measurement
  • High Integrity Welding
  • Human Performance
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Industrial Drone Operations
  • Instrument & Control
  • Lifting and Positioning
  • Manual Handling
  • Managing Welding Operations
  • Mechanical Fitting
  • Mechanical Joint Integrity
  • Mechanical Maintenance
  • Metal Decking Installation
  • Monitoring Engineering Construction Activities
  • Moving Loads
  • Non Destructive Testing
  • Offshore Decommissioning Awareness
  • Onsite Machining
  • Pipefitting
  • Plating
  • Precision Measurement
  • Pressure Safety Valves
  • Project Controls
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Small Bore Tubing
  • Steel Erecting
  • Supporting Engineering Construction Activities
  • Supporting Engineering Construction Operations
  • Trayfitting Wind Turbine Blade Repair
  • Wind Turbine Hub Rescue
  • Wire Rope Inspection
  • Welding-Plate
  • Welding-Pipe
  • Working at Height

Approved training courses cover either technical or occupational competences. They take between 1 day and 8 weeks to complete.

ECITB training follows a four-stage approach:

Stage 1

First, training begins with initial off-the-job training at an ECITB-approved centre.

Stage 2

Next, a guided work-based task assignment.

Stage 3

Then, an assessment takes place via an ECITB Technical Test to validate competence.

Stage 4

Finally, technical competence tests are reassessed every 3 years to check performance.

By using an ECITB-approved provider, employers ensure their workers receive high-quality skills training. At the end of the course, employees get an ECITB certificate of training to prove they have job-specific skills and also understand  safe working practices.

Course catalogue front cover showing workers in a meeting on site

ECITB course catalogue December 2023

Grant support for Technical and Craft training

All in-scope employers are eligible for grant support for technical and craft training from the ECITB. They are not required to pay the levy to receive grant support. To find out more, please discuss your technical training funding with your ECITB Account Manager. You can find contact information for your regional representative in the ‘ECITB in your region’ section of Contact Us here.

For more information visit our Grants page