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Welcome to the E-Training System for Structural Engineers

Developed by E-Training Systems Limited (ETS), this website offers a unique learning opportunity for structural engineers at all levels. Following one of the available courses will help you increase your understanding, test your knowledge, and gain an approved CPD certificate at any time - without even leaving your desk. It is free to register and browse the list of courses.

Discounts for members of The Institution of Structural Engineers are now available in line with the World Bank banding for incomes. This will give you up to 75% discount, depending on your country of residence.

Note that VAT is not included in any course prices on this site. We do not charge VAT.

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Choose the course you want to study and pay by credit or debit card via our secure Sage Pay portal.

You will have up to 3 months to complete your course and, once you have passed the exam at the end, you can download your certificate.

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A dedicated member of your team will act as company administrator and be able to allocate trainees to courses and monitor progress via our simple system interface.
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I am very pleased with the course and already feel I am plugging the gaps in my knowledge. Thank you very much for providing an excellent course at a price I can afford.

As a graduate structural engineer, I found the two online courses very helpful for the understanding of the behaviour of structures. I have found the second course very interesting as you explain the way that an engineer has to think.

E-Training News

29 Jul 2020

Understanding structural behaviour

I have produced 4 videos which explain the development of these ideas from the first tests on the Arup Graduates in the early 1970's. See YouTube, 'The Brohn Method Structural Behaviour'. I would be most interested to receive any feedback at

01 Jul 2020

Discount for Members

We no longer have access to the IStructE database which we have used to confirm the discount. If you wish to claim, we will need to see a screen grab from the IStructE Membership page and your address. To

16 May 2020

Zoom Webinar

The first was very successful so we have arranged the next for Thursday 4th June 1100 hrs UK time. I will email the contacts i have received who have expressed an interest.

21 Apr 2020

Zoom Webinar 14th May 1100 hrs UK time

We have had a number of requests to join. This is confirmation of the date and time. I will email the meeting ID before that date.

12 Apr 2020


We have clients who have requested online seminars to support the online courses. If you would like to take part, please email me at I I will be using Zoom and will give times and dates when I have received feedback.

04 Feb 2019

ETS International

The reach of our online courses continues to expand. Just last month online sales were made to our members in Mexico,South Africa, Kuwait, Australia, Hong Kong and Kenya.

16 Aug 2018

Registering with IStructE Membership

This feature is now working correctly.

25 Jul 2018

Problems with Registering

The IStructE IT team have changed the security on the database we access to confirm your Membership status. We are working on it! In the meantime login without the tick box for Membership and contact me at when you have decided on the course and I will deal with it directly.

20 May 2017

The risk is all too evident

For the full version of the SCOSS report with comments by the SCOSS committee

24 Jun 2016

Taught courses at IStructE

We have got off to a flying start with enrolments on the Behaviour course as soon as it was offered. Please register at Hope to see you there.