Switched On to our New Qualification
EAL Level 3 Award in Electrical Installation Inspection, Testing, Certification and Reporting
EAL, the specialist awarding organisation for industry, has worked with customers to develop a new electrical qualification that's more efficient and cost effective to deliver.
The EAL Level 3 Award in Electrical Installation Inspection, Testing, Certification and Reporting 603/2625/6 combines two existing EAL initial verification/periodic inspection and reporting qualifications for both single and three phase electrical installations.
Nigel Best, founder and managing director of Electrician Courses 4U (EC4U) supported EAL to develop the new qualification, which is approved by industry regulators the JIB and SJIB.
"As an EAL customer, we have always found the team to be flexible in its approach and we receive excellent customer service, so I was delighted to support the application for the new qualification," said Mr Best.
"This new hybrid qualification is ideal for both the learners and training centres because without compromising on quality, the course delivery is easier to manage, shorter in duration, and more cost effective. So it's a win win situation for both EAL centres and their employer/learner customers."
The new qualification retains and builds on some of the key features and benefits customers valued in the existing qualifications. The examination is open book and the online exam allows the use of Guidance Note 3 Inspection and Testing, published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
It utilises existing centre rigs and facilitates (CR1 and CR2) as required for the EAL Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations 600/4338/6, so centres currently delivering this qualification don't need to invest in any additional delivery resources.
Alison Parkes, managing director of EAL, said: "EAL has always had an embedded approach to inspection and testing, so this new hybrid award is a natural evolution.
"We are privileged to enjoy excellent relations with customers like EC4U to ensure we have the agility to provide robust qualifications and innovative solutions to meet employers' needs."
"This new qualification was developed in response to customer feedback. It takes less time to complete without losing quality, which benefits the learners and their employers. It's also approved by the industry's regulatory bodies and provides highly relevant job skills."
EAL's suite of electrical inspection and testing qualifications now consists of:
EAL Level 2 Award in Fundamental Inspection, Testing and Initial Verification 603/0144/2
EAL Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations 600/4337/4
EAL Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations 600/4338/6
EAL Level 3 Award in Electrical Installation Inspection, Testing, Certification and Reporting 603/2625/6