The LEIA Distance Learning Course provides a technical training programme of study which aims to extend ones knowledge of lift and escalator engineering.
It has been designed by, and for, the lift and escalator industry to address the difficulties created by a lack of lift technology courses, a highly mobile workforce and the demands of changing British and European standards requirements.
LEIA have produced Policies and Procedures, webinars and Company Contact Guides to download, Including the Mitigating Circumstances Procedure; go to the Publications page
LEIA Distance Learning units are utilised by the University of Northampton to deliver part of their HNC and Foundation Degree qualifications. For further details see the University website. Registration and administration of the units is only through LEIA.
The LEIA Distance Learning Course includes the following:
(click on the link for Unit Summaries)
There will be three starts within the year; 2nd January, 1st May and 1st September
Any unit can be started at these times (Half and Full)
Unit must be completed within a set time (see example in table below)
|First Semester – Sept 2016||Second Semester – Jan 2017||Third Semester – May 2017||Fourth Semester – Sep 2017|
|Half Unit||Study||End Test (1st Oppurtunity)||End Test (Last Oppurtunity)||–|
|Full Unit||Study||Study||End Test (1st Oppurtunity)||End Test (Last Oppurtunity)|
Material for each unit consists of a Course Reference Book (CRB) and 40 (full units) or 20 (half units) Learning Packages (LP)
Course material available on CD, memory stick or SD card; no need to download course material from the web
Interactive material; no scrolling to find references
Automatic cross-referencing between CRB, LP and Self-Assessment Questions
The candidate MUST have an accessible e-mail address – where possible, all communication will be via this means
You will need a computer with Adobe Reader v9 or higher
Internet access when undertaking the Computer Marked Assignments
Tutor support will be by Company Contact and/ or Mentor
Queries to Company Mentor in the first instance; escalated to LEIA if unable to answer
LEIA staff will respond, but queries must be by e-mail only – one to one tutoring no longer available
All testing will be completed online
Multiple choice or ‘fill in the blank’ questions, but this is NOT an easy option – questions will be worded to require thought from the Candidate before answering
6 Computer Marked Assignments (CMA) for a full unit, 3 for a half unit; can be taken at any computer
End Tests (ET) for each unit will be at test centres and invigilated
CMA used for assessment (worth 20% of total mark), ET worth 80% of total mark. Pass mark aggregated 70% of total mark.
Candidates who score greater than 60% aggregated score may be permitted to undertake a Supplementary Compensation Test (SCT) to gain extra points to supplement their already high score. The SCT consists of 20 questions each worth ½ -point. Candidates will be able to research the questions before answering them. Candidates are permitted to use any resources available to them. The main benefit of the SCT is that the questions can be answered at any computer; candidates do not need to attend a test centre.
Certificate of Unit Achievement issued by LEIA
IOSH Certificate after MSH4 (Managing Safely)*
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