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Individual Trainees

Individual Trainees

Individual Trainees

LEEA engineer training has previously only been available to staff of LEEA member companies. However following a decision by members at the 2009 AGM, LEEA training courses are now available to suitably qualified individuals.

The e-learning courses align with the syllabus for the LEEA Assessments and have proved to be a very effective way of acquiring the knowledge needed to be successful in the Assessment.

Why has training been made available?

To address a world wide shortage of suitably trained lifting engineers

Why join the scheme?

  • Access world leading training
  • Join a scheme which has been in operation over 40 years
  • Industry recognised training and assessment
  • World wide employment opportunities
  • Courses CPD accredited
  • Opportunity to retrain for an industry looking for skilled personnel

Who can enrol?

The courses are open to all employees of LEEA members and all Individual Trainees.

What options are there?

There are two options available; they are:

E-learning Courses and Onsite Intensive Learning.

Admission Criteria

In order to access the LEEA training schemes, the candidate should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Minimum age of 21 years
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • School leavers certificate in Mathematics
  • Reliable access to the internet (for online courses)
  • A PC/Laptop/Tablet with up to date operating system and browser software
  • Mobility to be able to access a regional assessment centre.
  • Please send a digital passport style photo saved as a .JPEG file with your application, without this your application will be rejected. 

All application forms will be reviewed by the Training Department and acceptance onto the training schemes is subject to this approval. Trainees may be asked to provide additional information to support their application.

All training materials provided are copyright to the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), are provided for use by the applicant only and must not be duplicated or transmitted in any format.

LEEA reserve the right to exclude any applicant from the courses and to remove any applicant whose actions contravene the terms and conditions of the training or whose actions cause the name of LEEA to be bought into disrepute.

Completion of training courses does not represent a qualification in any way. All candidates must attend and pass the Association's Assessment in order to gain the Foundation Course or Advance Programme certificates.

Individual trainees are not members of the Association and are not entitled to use the name of the Association or the Association logo in any way in support of their business activity.

Individual Trainees wishing to take a LEEA assessment must be registered as a student of the corresponding LEEA training course within a period of two years prior to the assessment date.  The training courses can be purchased as e-learning or instructor-led training where applicable

Assessment centres will be set up on a regional basis based upon the level of demand, the Association cannot guarantee immediate access to a local assessment centre on completion of a course although all reasonable efforts will be made to provide assessment centres at accessible locations for all students.

All candidates who pass an examination will be entitled to submit a CV which will be posted in the members area of the LEEA website allowing potential employers to make contact.

E-Learning Courses

To access the LEEA Academy e-learning system the student needs access to the internet, a desktop computer, laptop or tablet with the latest versions of operating system and browser software installed. A printer is optional but will allow the learner to print copies of the course Step Notes and any other supplied learning resources.

Upon enrolment the student will receive an email with their log on details for the LEEA Academy and the first course module will available to start.

On completion of each module the student will then have access to the next module in the series.

What it costs

One-off entry fee to join the scheme

All trainees: £600.00 (£500.00 + VAT) - Applicants are permitted to cancel their individual trainee registration within 30 days of approval and receive a full refund.  After the 30 day period, no refund will be offered regardless of whether or not the applicant has accessed any of the services provided under the scheme.

Course Fees - E-Learning

All prices are per course, unless otherwise stated

Please note - All Individual Trainees must complete the Foundation Course before completing any of the Advanced Programme level courses. The Foundation Course is not a qualification but allows trainees to gain the basic knowledge before attempting to complete the Advanced Programme level training.


  • Foundation E-Learning: £864.00 (£720.00 + VAT)
  • Advanced Programmes E-Learning: £1104.00 (£920.00 + VAT)

Outside of the UK:

  • Foundation E-Learning: £720.00
  • Advanced Programmes E-Learning: £920.00

The first attempt at the LEEA Assessment for the relevant course is included in the course fees shown above

Please email for the elearning enrolment form which also includes the voucher for the assessment.  Enrolment will take place on receipt of the completed form and payment.

Assessment Resit Fees (inclusive of VAT)

The following fees are due at the time of submitting the entry form. Refunds or credits for cancellation will not be made except as stated in guidance note 3.

  All Assessments
Foundation Course £120.00
Lifting Equipment General £120.00
Lifting Machines Manual £120.00
Lifting Machines Power £120.00
Runways & Crane Structures £120.00
Overhead Travelling Cranes  £120.00
Offshore Containers £120.00

Course Fees - Instructor-Led Learning

All onsite training courses are held at our purpose-built training centre in Huntingdon, UK; a full schedule of the courses being held is shown in the Courses section of the website.

For trainees registered on or after 1st October 2014:

  • Lifting Equipment Familiarisation Seminar (1 day seminar): £252 (£210 + VAT)
  • Foundation Course (3 day Intensive course): £1044 (£870 + VAT) - this includes the fee for the end of course assessment.
  • Lifting Equipment General / Lifting Machines Manual / Lifting Machines Power / Runways & Crane Structures / Overhead Travelling Crane / Offshore Containers (5 day Intensive courses): £1836 (£1530 + VAT) per course - this includes the fee for the end of course assessment.

If you are interested in joining the Individual Trainee scheme, please download and fill in the application form. If you have any questions about the courses, dates or fees, please Contact Us.