About Us

Stockport Engineering Training Association Ltd (SETA) was founded in 1966 to provide technical and safety training services to the private and public sectors.

SETA endeavors to understand their customer needs, working closely with both their UK and International clients.

SETA currently has three wholly owned subsidiaries that have been established to meet the specific demands of their customers.

  • SETA Training & Advisory Services Ltd
  • SETA International Ltd
  • SETA Training (Cyprus) Ltd


SETA Training & Advisory Services Ltd

SETA UK division brings a wealth of knowledge and industry experience and works closely with large, medium and small sized enterprises.

As an EAL Accredited Centre, we help prepare the next generation of engineers through Apprenticeships and Skills Development programmes that meet, both client request and industrial demand. The Apprentices are in full-time employment with, both local and national companies.

Apprentices are given a strong foundation in engineering through practical and theoretical training at SETA’s Learning and Skills Academy. Available to study at SETA on a day release basis are: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Operations and Maintenance or Electrical/Electronics and from September 2016 we will also be offering the HNC qualification in Mechanical and Electrical disciplines. The Academy’s excellent facilities and experienced staff train engineers in a range of skills which much include mechanical, electrical, operations and maintenance, welding/fabrication, fitting and design disciplines.

SETA International Limited

This division extends SETA’s long established expertise to reach both UK and overseas clients in improving their occupational health and safety knowledge through training and consultancy, and also technical and cultural exchange programmes.

We are currently offering internationally accredited NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health), IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) courses and a range of bespoke health and safety block courses in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

For those who undertake bespoke technical courses with us in the UK, they will have the chance to visit companies working with SETA, which we believe will immensely help on their return allowing them to apply new ideas/initiatives in their own work environment.

Where appropriate, delegates will have the opportunity to improve their business/technical English during their stay in the UK, through an organised learning programme, to support their technical skills development.

In addition to our clients availing our existing training, we are keen to assist, the designing and delivery of training programmes for International/ Corporate clients to suit their current needs and industry requirements to improve the competency of their staff for a competitive market place.

SETA Training (Cyprus) Ltd extended our presence in Europe, and since 2008 we have been delivering NEBOSH courses, which include the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Certificate Operational Safety (IOGC), International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) and IOSH Managing Safely (MS) courses, on the island.

SETA Chief Executive: values

SETA is committed to providing the highest possible standards of service Russell M Prince, Chief Executive, 25th September 2009

Company Registration No.3001863 in England and Wales. A wholly owned subsidiary of Stockport Engineering Training Association Limited Company Registration No.1512311 in England and Wales. A registered, Charity Registration No.510493

Our Vision, Mission and Values

Being major provider of work-based training, SETA continually thrives to keep its vision, mission and values in meeting customer expectations.

Vision Statement

‘SETA’s aim is to be the first choice provider of high quality training and education that continuously meets our customer’s needs, and exceeds their expectations

Mission Statement

SETA is dedicated to providing its customers with the highest level of service through the supply of quality training products, to advance and promote education and skills that are requisite for employment in industry and commerce, ensuring to provide a committed and highly trained workforce.


SETA is committed to the highest possible standards of service by providing:

  • a prompt response to requests and enquiries
  • courteous and effective attention to their clients at all times by staff
  • the delivery of training and NVQ Diploma qualifications by qualified and specialist staff
  • the on-going development of our own staff and facilities in order to expand and improve upon the services that we provide for our clients

Stockport Engineering Training Association (SETA) was formed in 1966 to provide training services to small and medium-sized engineering companies in the Stockport and Manchester area. Being ‘owned’ by those companies has enabled SETA to be ’employer led’ with direct access and engagement with employers.

The feedback obtained from consultation with them has been used to develop training frameworks that meet the commercial and business needs of the companies. This relationship and the quality of training outcomes has enabled SETA to expand and engage the number of employers who are investing in the development of skills for work for their new and existing employees.

Today SETA is a major provider of work-based engineering and health and safety training in Greater Manchester across the UK and Ireland as well as in many European and Middle Eastern countries .

The Association is a company limited by guarantee and registered as a charity. The Advisory Service company provides specialist training and consultancy services especially in the Industrial Safety, Supervisory and Skills Development areas.