This is such a fantastic time to be taking the reins at EAL, with so much policy change happening and so many exciting new opportunities opening up.
We may have launched our 25th anniversary celebrations at a special event in Parliament recently, and the framework in which we work may be set there, but the continued success of EAL will be made out in the field, by EAL learners and in EAL centres.
And that, after all, is why we do what we do at EAL. We know, because we work every single day with employers and our centres across the sectors we serve, that qualifications are vital in enabling them to have the confidence in the skills and competence of their workforces. We know too that learners value their qualifications as a way of giving them currency in a competitive and fast-changing jobs market. And we know from working with our centres just how passionate and dedicated those who deliver EAL qualifications are to maintaining rigour and quality in the skills system – EAL wouldn’t have the reputation we do without their hard work.