We wish to reassure our customers we remain fully open. Canal Engineering are committed to ensure all projects are delivered on time and to the highest standard. We continue to follow all relevant official guidance, with measures in place to protect our employees, suppliers and customers.

The Training Academy

The CEATA Training Academy provides engineering training courses for ambitious people and employers with an interest in the engineering industry, specifically in welding, metalwork fabrication and mechanical engineering courses.

When you train with us, you will work in a real engineering factory and be taught by qualified professionals. You will use state-of-the-art equipment in a safe and controlled environment, allowing you to gain experience with industry-standard machinery while benefiting from support.

Successful completion of an accredited training course will provide you with a nationally recognised qualification, which will improve your career prospects and make you a more attractive candidate to employers.

Apprenticeships (page under construction)

All CEATA’s apprenticeships are now through the new Apprenticeship Standards and incorporate study at level 2 and 3, these apprenticeships take up to 46 months with day release or block release at CEATA. Durations and programme content vary depending on job role and current skill/knowledge levels please call us for more detailed information.

Applications are welcomed from those seeking to pursue a career in engineering who have some experience or who are new to engineering but have good GCSE grades in English, maths and science.

Fabrication and Welding

Apprenticeship Standard – Metal Fabricator


Apprenticeship Standard – Engineering Technician


Apprenticeship Standard – Engineering Technician

Each apprentice follows a unique programme relating to their job role.

For more information about our apprenticeship offer, choices and funding please call Karen Hodgson on 0115 986 6321

Pre-Employment Programme

This programme is for unemployed people who are looking to start a career in the engineering industry.

There are currently employers across the UK seeking certified welders and fabricators to join their companies. CEATA provides unemployed people with the opportunity to work for these employers via a government-sponsored training programme.

To enrol on this course you must be:

  • aged 19+
  • unemployed
  • motivated

You can find out more about the pre-employment programme here.


See our policies below:

Access to Fair Assessment Policy

Safeguarding and Prevent Policy

E-Safety Procedure

Whistleblowing Policy

CEATA Academy Discipline and Standards Policy

Employer Engagement Policy

Complaints Policy and Procedure

Equality & Diversity Policy

Whistleblowing Procedure

Recognition of Prior Learning Policy

Find out more about CEATA

To find out more about what CEATA can offer you, take a look at our course list or get in touch if you’ve got any questions. CEATA is the training provider of Canal Engineering.


Call us Today

To discuss a training course, arrange a visit to the Academy and receive expert advice, please contact the CEATA Training Manager; you’ll be glad you did!

Call: 0115 986 6321 or Email Us

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