Within the updated engineering Apprenticeship frameworks for England and Wales that are due to launch in June, we will offer new QCF qualifications covering employment rights and responsibilities (ERR) and personal learning and thinking skills (PLTS).
Both qualifications are supported by learner workbooks, designed to allow flexible delivery to suit the needs of learners and employers, minimise the burden for Centres and allow learners to work through the material at their own pace.
We are awaiting final details of the framework assessment strategy from Semta and plan to launch these qualifications ahead of the updated Apprenticeship frameworks.
EAL Level 2 Award in Employment Rights and Responsibilities for New Entrants into the Engineering and Manufacturing Industries (QCF) – 600/0290/6
5 credits, 41 guided learning hours
This qualification features a workbook for apprentices to complete within the first four or five months of their programme, covering areas such as employment law and health and safety. The workbook includes assignments that are internally assessed and verified by the Centre, and externally verified by EAL.
EAL Level 2 Award in Personal Learning and Thinking Skills for New Entrants into the Engineering and Manufacturing Industries (QCF) – 600/2019/2
6 credits, 60 guided learning hours
This qualification includes six mandatory units covering those skills identified to help young people to enter work and adult life as competent and capable individuals, namely:
- independent enquiry
- creative thought
- reflective learning
- effective participation.
The qualification will feature a learner workbook with assignments that are internally assessed and verified by the Centre, and externally verified by EAL.
Most evidence will occur naturally through the other qualifications within the Apprenticeship framework. A limited number of structured in-Centre tasks will cover areas such as self-management and creative thought.
Don't forget - our Apprenticeship packages are designed to reduce costs and administration for Centres, delivering greater value for money through reduced fees and a single registration process for all components within engineering and manufacturing Apprenticeship frameworks.
The packages include the flexibility to cover all combinations of levels, occupational pathways and qualifications within each framework. Using EAL to award all components also ensures a consistent approach to assessment and quality assurance.
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