When it comes to training, we want to ensure our members and their engineers get the most for their money. Which is why we train in smaller groups of engineers on our assessment days (usually 4-6 candidates). But why train small groups, less of the time? When we COULD train twenty people 5 days a week…


We like to ensure our training candidates are able to talk to our trainer and other course members comfortably.

If you have a question in a larger group, you are less likely to ask it. OR, which is usually the case, the trainer is less likely going to give you the opportunity to ask based on time.

Imagine if twenty people had a question instead of four? It’s too much information that you are bound to miss!


The more course dates, the more sparse the engineers will be. We have to have a minimum of four engineers for a course to run. We also keep the number of assessment dates to a few a month so we can make sure they are fully booked. We never like to cancel dates unless entirely necessary.


A trainer attempting to teach and assess dozens of engineers would water down the quality of the training provided. Which is why it is such an issue in schools and colleges that classes are getting larger as teachers and tutors are having less and less time with each individual student.

Our trainer is able to assess each engineer to the best quality giving them practical training and allowing them to demonstrate their skills. Which definitely wouldn’t be the case in a conference room with a slideshow!


It is not in the best interest of the association to run five courses a week. There would be no time to do anything else!

The ADIA are a small team which wish to focus on each stage of training and membership to the best of our ability.

If training daily were to occur, the DoorSafe Register, cards and certificates wouldn’t be sent out for weeks. Whereas we allow plenty of time to ensure the administrative side of the business is running smoothly too so you get the best service we can offer. And it also allows (should it ever occur) that if there was something wrong with a card, for example, we can get a new one sent out ASAP.


City & Guilds audit the association annually, allowing us to continue to improve our training. This has also been stepped up with the help of CSCS (as well as concerns regarding the standard of training). With the feedback in mind, we have made our training better than ever.

To book one of our courses visit www.theadia.co.uk/courses

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