EAL’s Rail Week Gets off to a Flying Start with the Launch of a New End-Point Assessment Service for Apprenticeships
EAL kick starts its Rail Week celebrations today by announcing its success in applying to provide End-Point Assessment services for Rail Engineering Operative (Level 2) apprenticeship standards.
The success strengthens EAL’s position as the leading awarding organisation for the rail sector. It follows the launch of a suite of pioneering new apprenticeship qualifications by the organisation for the rail industry.
EAL’s Managing Director, Alison Parkes commented:
“The government’s National Infrastructure Plan shows we need 8,100 more engineers in the rail sector by 2020 if we are to stay on track to meet its skills needs and deliver on exciting projects like Crossrail, HS2 and electrification of lines.
“I am delighted that at this crucial time for the rail industry, EAL will be supporting the skilling of many of those engineers by carrying out their End Point Assessments.”
Before they can be awarded their apprenticeship certificates, all apprentices must first pass a comprehensive End Point Assessment and prove they have the skills and behaviours needed to do the job.
“EAL is the industry-backed awarding organisation for rail - employers can be sure they will receive the same quality service when using our End-Point Assessments as they do when using EAL qualifications. They can be certain that those who pass our End-Point Assessments are truly competent and ready to help the sector to get moving.”
EAL offers a full suite of rail qualifications from Levels 2 to 4 which can be used in rail engineering apprenticeships or as standalone learning programmes. They are suitable both for new entrants to the workforce and for upskilling existing workers.
For more detail on EAL’s rail qualifications and End-Point Assessment services, join our free webinar on 12th October, 12.00 – 12.30 pm. Click here to join.
About EAL's Rail Qualifications
EAL is the specialist awarding organisation for the rail engineering industry. We offer:
- An extensive portfolio covering track, traction and rolling stock, signalling, telecoms, electrification and overhead line.
- A full suite of qualifications for rail engineering apprenticeship standards from Levels 2 – 4, developed with leading rail employers and the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) and National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR).
- Qualifications that support compliance with rail industry regulations including Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) Licensing Schemes and companies’ CMS (Competence Management System) requirements.