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.

For the Student


Whether you’re completely new to engineering or would like to further your existing skills, CEATA offers a programme to suit your needs.

Our range of training options includes NVQs, as well as apprenticeships, pre-employment programmes, short courses and more. You can find more information on our course list.

If you need help deciding which course is best for your current ability, please contact Karen Hodgson on 0115 986 6321 or email ceata@canalengineering.co.uk.

Beginners’ engineering courses

Are you looking to broaden your horizons and take your first step on the path towards an engineering career?

CEATA will equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience required to begin an apprenticeship at one of the leading engineering companies in the UK. You can even enter employment directly through our pre-employment programme, designed for over-19s who are unemployed.

In as little as 6 weeks, you can obtain an NVQ level 2 in Performing Manufacturing Operations. Learning these basic welding and fabrication techniques will enhance your job prospects.

We have connections with companies who are looking for people like you to join their team. CEATA refer students from this course who demonstrate commitment and potential to vacancies at Canal Engineering and our partner employers.

Take a look at our training courses for more information on the skills you can learn with CEATA.

Engineering courses to upskill

CEATA don’t just offer training to students who are starting from scratch. We also have a range of courses that are suitable for those who already have experience in the engineering sector.

You may wish to learn additional skills or improve on the practical knowledge that you already have. This may include furthering your welding and metal fabrication skills or undertaking an apprenticeship to develop a more rounded understanding of the sector.

Browse our current training courses to see what we’ve got on offer, and apply online when you find the course for you.

Your next steps once you’re qualified

Your relationship with CEATA doesn’t just end after you’ve completed your training course with us. We offer the support and advice you need to take your first steps into your new career.

Our staff have many connections in the engineering industry. We have employers already lined up to take on recently trained students as apprentices. CEATA offer intermediate and advanced apprenticeships, giving you further opportunity to benefit from our specialist programmes.

Train with CEATA

If you’re interested in training with CEATA to further your engineering career prospects, contact us online for more information or apply for a course today.

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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