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Welcome to the E-Training System for Structural Engineers



About this website

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. Exact discounts will be confirmed once you have registered and entered your membership number. Student members will receive an additional discount of 75%. Note that VAT is not included in any course prices on this site. We do not charge VAT.

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If you are an individual...

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.

It's as simple as that.
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If you are an organisation...

Tell us how many trainees you have and which courses you would like them to study and we will respond with a quote.

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

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 dmb@newparadigms.co.uk 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

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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 cpdcourses@istructe.org Hope to see you there.

31 Mar 2016

IStructE will be running courses From Autumn 2016

The Institution will be running taught courses in the Autumn at Headquarters. The dates for my courses are as follows; Understanding Structural Behaviour 5th/6th September and 1st/2nd December. Understanding Structural Design (for which the taught or ETS Behaviour course is a pre-requisite) 26th/27th January 2017. Please contact peter.washer@istructe.org to register.

10 Mar 2016

Ian Duncan

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Ian Duncan on 26th February after a long illness. Ian was a friend and colleague and the author of the Case Study, 'The Bridge at Cribbs Causeway'. We will miss his energy and expertise.

22 Sep 2015

Structural Behaviour Examination

We are pleased to announce that the Institution of Structural Engineers has launched this initiative and it is live on their website. The background is discussed by Prof Tim Ibell, in his President's address (February 2015 V93 Issue2). One purpose of this examination is to provide a route from Ieng to CEng. But it is clearly stated that the primary objective is to improve the understanding of structural behaviour worldwide. This is a powerful endorsement for the ideas promoted by David Brohn for many years. The e-course, 'Understanding Structural Behaviour' will clearly support this initiative. The link to the supporting textbook is given below.

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11 Jun 2015

Updated CPD hours for U Structural Desgn

A review of feedback has confirmed that the study time for this course is greater than our first assessment and we have increased it to 8 hours. There will be no increase in price until we review them in 2016.

01 Jun 2015

University of Limerick

We are pleased to announce that David Brohn has been appointed to the role of External Examiner to the Civil Engineering Department. It promises to be a most interesting experience as the Department has adopted a radically different approach to the course structure which is based on Project Based Learning.

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09 Apr 2015

New IStructE President

Prof Tim Ibell, references the pioneering work of David Brohn on the development of an understanding of structural behaviour in his Inaugural Address.Vol 93 (2015) Issue 2.