Uniper is an organisation that prides itself on quality and delivering to recognised quality standards and the same applies to the Engineering Academy. Through the ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 management systems, we have embedded quality into every aspect of our operations.
To further demonstrate our drive for quality, Uniper’s Engineering Academy is proud to be approved to offer courses which are accredited or certified by the following organisations:
City & Guilds
The Uniper Engineering Academy is an approved City & Guilds training centre and can provide a wide range of our own City & Guilds accredited academic courses.
The Engineering Academy is an approved EAL centre. EAL is a leading UK awarding organisation for Vocational Qualifications (VQs), National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and their Scottish equivalents (SVQs).
Uniper and the Engineering Academy are committed to providing Apprenticeships and high quality training for the workforce of tomorrow. We are on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP). As part of our funding agreement to deliver apprenticeships, we must be audited by Ofsted from time to time and we received a ‘good’ rating with elements of ‘Outstanding’ at our last Ofsted Inspection.Ofsted Report.pdf
Energy & Utility Skills
Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills) has been established with the specific aim of making sure that its member's voices are heard on skills issues. Working under the governance of the Sector Skills Development Agency (SSDA), and within the Skills for Business network (SfBn), our employer-led Sector Skills Council has been charged with tackling the skills debate, qualifications and skills delivery. We have been issued Platinum Provider status by the EU Skills backed Energy & Efficiency Independent Assessment Service (EEIAS) (link to Engineering Academy Achieves EEIAS Platinum Provider Status news story).
The Engineering Academy can offer free membership of the Energy Institute for the duration of some power plant courses. With a combined membership of over 13,500 individuals and 300 companies across 100 countries, the Energy Institute (EI) is the leading chartered professional membership body for those working in energy.
European Social Fund
The ESF is a key part of the Europe 2020 strategy for jobs and smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. It supports the EU's goal of increasing employment by giving unemployed and disadvantaged people the training and support they need to enter jobs. ESF also equips the workforce with the skills needed by business in a competitive global economy.