Are you over 18 years old?

At NETA, all of our engineering study programmes and apprenticeships have no age limit, so no matter how old you are, we could have the right course for you. 

Please note if you are over the age of 18 you will require funding for your course, however your course may be free if you qualify for any of the below:

  • Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)

  • Employment Support Allowance (ESA) in the Work-Related Activity Group

  • UniversalCredit

  • Unemployed and receiving a state benefit

  • Employed or self-employed and eligible for co-funding and earning less than £16,009.50** annual gross salary

  • Aged 19-23 without a full Level 2 or 3

  • Over 16 and under 19 years old on 31 August 2019

* Please note: Evidence of your benefits, or if you are in employment, evidence of your gross monthly/annual wage, must be provided at the point of enrolment to support your claim. The evidence needs to be dated within the last 3 months.

Level 2 & Level 3 Qualifications

If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 2 or 3 qualification you may not need to pay for your studies. In some cases, this could be a first full Level 4 without having attained a first full Level 3 qualification.


Advanced Learner Loans

If you are aged 19 or over and are planning to study a level 3-6 further education course or Access to Higher Education programme you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. If eligible, you can apply for a loan to meet the upfront costs of your qualification, which will be paid directly to the College on your behalf.

If eligible, you don’t need to pay anything up front and you will only start to pay back the loan when you earn over £25,725** a year. Loans will not be means tested or subject to credit checks.

Our offer:

We offer study programmes and apprenticeships in the following areas:

  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Instrumentation & Control
  • Pipefitting
  • Welding
  • Fabrication

We also offer specialised apprenticeships in:

  • Design and draughting 
  • Project control
  • Rigging
  • Scaffolding


Lifetime Skills Offer:

As part of our Lifetime Skills offer, here at NETA Training we are looking to remove as many obstacles as possible to ensure more people, regardless of age, background or financial situation, can get the skills they need to progress in employment.

Courses have been specially selected for adults to improve their job prospects, gain the skills they need and help to boost our local economy.

Courses available: 
• ECITB Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Construction Lifting, Positioning and Installing Structures, Plant and Equipment (RQF)
• ECITB Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Construction Maintenance (RQF)
• ECITB Level 3 Diploma in Installing Engineering Construction Plant and Systems (RQF)

Contact us:
If you are interested in applying for any of the courses listed above, or if you would like any other information, please contact:

Tel: 01642 616 936 Email:

The Department for Education will continue to add to their list of courses so please contact us for the most up-to-date course list.

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