ETA scoops triple recognition!

ETA are delighted to announce the securing of THREE quality frameworks: Investors in People, Disability Confident and ISO 9001. 

Disability Confident is designed to “encourage employers to think differently about disability and take action to improve how they recruit, retain and develop disabled people… It was developed by employers and disabled people’s representatives to make it rigorous but easily accessible, particularly for smaller businesses”

Founded in 1991, Investors in People introduces a framework of “continuous improvement and employee recognition” across the millions of people working within accredited organisations.  Assessor Joanne Lever stated:

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank ETC Awards Ltd for their commitment and investment to the Investors in People process as a platform for review and feedback. Particular thanks must go to Michael Hunt, MD for organising the preparation meeting, gathering relevant information for the desktop review and making all the arrangements for my visits. I would like to thank all the staff for their warm welcome and openness during the away day and interviews; staff were friendly and honest and enthusiastic about the process. I look forward to working with ETC Awards Ltd as they move forward on their Investors in People journey”

At the heart of ISO 9001 is the implementation of a quality management system to identify workplace objectives/opportunities and put customers first. ISO 9001 seeks for its accredited organisations to “work in a more efficient way with all processes aligned and understood by everyone in the business or organization. This increases productivity and efficiency, bringing internal costs down”. Stacey Groome of Alcumus, who conducted the ISO 9001 audit, outlined that:

“There was a strong customer focus evidenced throughout the audit. The leadership team are fully engaged with the day-to-day planning and operation of the business and were keen to achieve certification. This is a fairly new business but there had been a lot of work completed prior to and following the stage 1 audit”

The achievement of these frameworks is yet another indicator of the strong progress eta has made since re-launch in early 2018, as we strive to ensure this positive direction of travel continues long into the future!


New Lead EQA Appointed!

ETA are delighted to share that we have this month appointed Vernon Richardson (pictured) as Lead EQA. Vernon will be overseeing all of our External Quality Assurance processes. conducting sampling and monitoring activity across our centres whilst continuing to extend and build our Quality Assurance team further!

Vernon can be contacted at: or on 07588252595


ETA England Operations Moved!

Following on from the successes of the previous year, we are delighted to share that our England operations have now moved into new, expanded office space within Chorley Business and Technology Centre.

You can now find us at:


01257 676457

Many Thanks


First learners complete the new Certificate in Preparation for Military Service!

Anyone who has been watching the current Channel 5 Series Raw Recruits: Squaddies at 16, will know that for young people signing up to the armed forces, it can be tough – both physically and mentally.

 Through the delivery of a new Engineering Training Awards (ETA) qualification – specifically to prepare young people for life in the armed forces, Multi award-winning Military Standard Training is confronting this issue.

 ETA have worked in collaboration with MST to produce the qualification, which primarily focuses on the key areas and requirements for candidates successfully completing selection and phase one training.

See the recruits in action in the below gallery:

Michael Hunt, MD of ETA said: 

 “This has been an exciting project to develop a new qualification that really adds value to the development of young people and their progression into military service. We would like to congratulate MST for being the first organisation in the country to deliver this new programme and certificate learners”

 Andy Emmet, MD of Military Standard Training said:

 “Put simply, there wasn’t a qualification of its kind out there.  We see this new qualification as a framework that directly increases their potential success at the initial selection process. By setting appropriate expectations and instilling the values and behaviours that are necessary for life in the armed forces and providing a foundation of what included at phase one training. ETA have also been a breath of fresh air, setting a different level of service from any other awarding organisation we work with.”

For more information, please contact or call 01257 676457

ETC Awards Limited announces business expansion

ETC Awards limited is pleased to announce further development of its ETA brand. The existing Engineering Training Awards brand has been extended to include Engineering Training Assessment and Engineering Training Assurance

Michael Hunt ETC Awards Ltd.’s Managing Director explains, “ This positive development extends our product offer to align with the evolving market. The ETA brand maintains its focus on using technology to deliver innovative solutions and we look forward to launching these services in the coming months”.

Please contact or 01257 676457

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