Courses cover either technical or occupational competence. Approved training courses take between 1 day and 8 weeks. Disciplines include:
- Abrasive Wheels
- Confined Space
- Manual Handling.
- Mechanical Fitting
- Mechanical Joint Integrity
- Small Bore Tubing
- Working at Height
ECITB training follows a four-stage approach. This approach is also used with the offshore sector for Mechanical Joint Integrity (MJI), Small Bore Tubing (SBT) and Appointed Person Moving Loads (APML).
Initial off the job training at an ECITB-approved centre.
A guided work-based task assignment.
Employers can choose either an ECITB Technical Test or an ECITB Vocational Qualification, which assess and validate technical and occupational competence respectively.
Tests of technical competence are reassessed every 3 years to ensure workers perform to the same high standards.