The course is divided into full and half units of study. The full units cover engineering principles, lift technology, electric traction lifts and hydraulic lifts.The half units cover lift and escalator technology, safety and commercial management.
Units of study
Units Specifications below can be downloaded as a PDF.
For Summary contents of the Units see the Distance Learning page Technology
2017 Price increases
The Price List for the LEIA Distance Learning units is attached. The fees will increase from January 2017.
We have kept the prices static at the 2011 rates for as long as we can, to ensure the best value for the industry, but with the increased cost of materials, registration fees and examination fees we have to cover our costs.
The course is still good value when compared with other training courses outside the industry.
2017 Price List
|May 2016||Sept 2016||Jan 2017|
|Full Units||Full Units||Full Units|
|Half Units||Half Units||Half Units|
|Managing Safely||Managing Safely||Managing Safely|
Examples of Study Routes
Most of those considering undertaking the course will start with the Introduction to Lift Technology followed by Fundamentals of Lift Technology.
Students working only on escalators or passenger conveyors usually go straight to the escalator and passenger conveyor unit.
Those who have completed the Introduction to Lift Technology followed by Fundamentals of Lift Technology will often go on to the advanced units.
Those involved with contractual issues and/or site work may choose to undertake the Practical Management of a Lift/Escalator Contract Part 1 Commercial, Practical Management of a Lift/Escalator Contract Part 2 Site or Managing Safety.
These are text based and comprise a set of Learning Packages usually supported by a Course Reference Book, which are provided electronically on CD-Rom or Memory Stick.
Learning Packages (LP) – Technical information presented in a format of self study. Learning Packages are issued on the CD or Memory Stick.
Course Reference Book (CRB) – Comprehensive technical reference material supporting the Learning Packages.
To try to answer some of the commonest queries, LEIA have prepared this FAQ sheet
News & Events
Lift Owner News – Recall of lifts in the event of fire
We are often asked about whether lifts should be recalled in the event of fire. With the recent publication of revised British Standards dealing with fire safety in the design of buildings and specifying the lift recall operation, it is a good moment to publish a “Lift Owner News” article on this subject. Click on […]
LEIA Newsletter – December 2016
The latest LEIA newsletter has been published with an introduction and round-up of recent news, a feature on the new Lifts Regulations, an update from the trailblazer apprenticeship group, and 2017 dates for your diary.. Click here for the LEIA newsletter page. Click here for the December 2016 newsletter.