Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a key focus for employers who want to retain a competitive edge and drive future growth.

Apprenticeships are a key focus for employers who want to retain a competitive edge and drive future growth.

We are committed to encouraging employers to take on apprentices and offer unrivalled industry knowledge and support. Our qualifications support apprentices across a wide range of sectors, providing them with the skills and knowledge they need to build successful careers in industry.

Apprenticeship Standards

Apprenticeship standards are replacing SASE apprenticeship frameworks, as part of wider apprenticeship reform across England.

New apprenticeship standards, developed by groups of employers, are being launched and replacing the old frameworks, which are all expected to be switched off by 2020. These changes are accompanied by major apprenticeship funding reform, which included the introduction of the apprenticeship levy from April 2017.

What is EAL's Role in the Development of New Apprenticeship Standards?

EAL has been at the heart of new apprenticeship standards development - supporting employer development groups for key industry occupations since 2013 when the reforms began. We support employers to develop new apprenticeship standards at every stage, including assessment plan development. We are also an approved End-Point Assessment Organisation.

With our long-standing tradition of being closer to industry and designing qualifications that reflect this close partnership, EAL is perfectly positioned to guide the employer development groups’ work. Our expertise, knowledge and support ensure the new standards meet the needs of all employers, from SMEs to multinationals, and provide learners with the best possible start to their careers.

Which Apprenticeship Standards Contain EAL Qualifications?

EAL has developed many new qualifications for apprenticeship standards. This includes qualifications that are a mandatory requirement of the standard and others that are not mandatory, but can help to support the delivery of the standard, for example, by providing an audit trail to help achieve the 20% off the job training requirement. Click on the tabs below to see which are currently ready for delivery or download our new "EAL Qualifications that Support Apprenticeship Standards" PDF document. 

Please note, the EAL qualifications for the Engineering Technician Level 3 apprenticeship standard are listed separately further down the page.

Aerospace (Level 6)



Apprenticeship Standard Name and .Gov Link EAL Qualification Name

EAL Qual. Number and Specification Link

Aerospace Engineer Level 6

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (Foundation Competence) 601/7289/7
EAL Level 4 Diploma in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (Development Competence) 601/8618/5

Aerospace Software Development Engineer Level 6

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (Foundation Competence) 601/7289/7

EAL Level 4 Diploma in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (Development Competence) 601/8618/5

Electrician (Level 3)

Apprenticeship Standard Name and .Gov Link

EAL Qualification Name

EAL Qual. Number and Specification Link

Installation Electrician/Maintenance Electrician Level 3 EAL Level 3 Electrotechnical 601/7345/2

Dual Fuel Meter Installer (Level 2)

Apprenticeship Standard Name and .Gov Link

EAL Qualification Name

EAL Qual. Number and Specification Link

EAL approved to deliver End-Point Assessment?
Manufacturing Engineer - Level 6 EAL Level 4 Diploma in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (Development Competence) 601/8618/5

YES
Please note - Although the EAL Level 4 Diploma in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (Development Competence) qualification is not a mandatory requirement of the apprenticeship standard, it can support the delivery of the standard and achievement of the 20% off-the-job training requirement.

Manufacturing (Level 6)

Apprenticeship Standard Name and .Gov Link

EAL Qualification Name

EAL Qual. Number and Specification Link

EAL approved to deliver End-Point Assessment?
Manufacturing Engineer - Level 6 EAL Level 4 Diploma in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (Development Competence) 601/8618/5

YES
Please note - Although the EAL Level 4 Diploma in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (Development Competence) qualification is not a mandatory requirement of the apprenticeship standard, it can support the delivery of the standard and achievement of the 20% off-the-job training requirement.

Product Design (Level 6)

Apprenticeship Standard Name and .Gov Link

EAL Qualification Name

EAL Qual. Number and Specification Link

EAL approved to deliver End-Point Assessment?
Product Design and Development Engineer Level 6

EAL Level 4 Diploma in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (Development Competence) 601/8618/5

YES
Please note - Although the EAL Level 4 Diploma in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (Development Competence) is not a mandatory requirement of the apprenticeship standard, it can support the delivery of the standard and achievement of the 20% off-the-job training requirement.

Project Management (Level 4)

Apprenticeship Standard Name and .Gov Link

EAL Qualification Name

Is EAL approved to deliver end-point assessment?
Associate Project Manager Level 4

Associate Project Manager - Level 4 (600/6034/7) EAL qualifications are not a mandatory requirement of this apprenticeship standard. 

Apprentices are expected to achieve an IPMA Level D qualification prior to their end-point assessment.

YES
Please note -  Although EAL's Level 4 Diploma in Project Management is not a mandatory requirement of the apprenticeship standard, it is a qualification many employers are still demanding as a bolt-on to further enhance learners' knowledge, skills and understanding.

Rail (Levels 2-4)



Apprenticeship Standard Name and .Gov Link

EAL Qualification Name

EAL Qual. Number and Specification Link

EAL approved to deliver End-Point Assessment?
Rail Engineering Operative Level 2

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Rail Engineering Operative Competence

603/1295/6




YES
EAL Level 2 Diploma in Rail Engineering Operative Knowledge

603/1296/8


Rail Engineering Technician Level 3

EAL Level 3 Diploma in Rail Engineering  Technician Knowledge

603/0375/X

 
EAL Level 3 Diploma in Rail Engineering Technician Competence

603/0374/8

 
Rail Engineering Advanced Technician Level 4 EAL Level 4 Higher Technical Certificate in Rail Engineering Technician Knowledge 

603/2089/8

 
EAL Level 4 Diploma in Rail Engineering Advanced Technician Competence 603/2090/4  






 






 






 
 



 






 

Technical Support (Level 6)

Apprenticeship Standard Name and .Gov Link

EAL Qualification Name

EAL Qual. Number and Specification Link

EAL approved to deliver End-Point Assessment?
Control/Technical Support Engineer Level 6

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)

601/7179/0




YES

EAL Level 4 Diploma in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (Development Competence) 601/8618/5

Electrical/Electronic Technical Support Engineer Level 6

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) 601/7179/0




YES
EAL Level 4 Diploma in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (Development Competence) 601/8618/5

Please note - Although the EAL Level 4 Diploma in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (Development Competence) is not a mandatory requirement of the apprenticeship standard, it can support the delivery of the standard and achievement of the 20% off-the-job training requirement.

Engineering Operative (Level 2)

Apprenticeship Standard Name and .Gov Link

EAL Qualification Name

EAL Qual. Number and Specification Link

Engineering Operative Level 2

EAL Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations (Knowledge)

603/3194/X

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Knowledge)

603/3195/1 

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)

603/3220/7

EAL Qualifications in the Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

The Engineering Technician Level 3 apprenticeship standard is a cross-sector apprenticeship that subsumes the following thirteen existing standards:

SSD2214 Eng Tech Lvl 3 App Standard Charts-v1 EAL

It means that engineering technicians in the aerospace, aviation automotive, maritime defence and wider advanced manufacturing and engineering sector can use one standard and assessment plan at Level 3. There is one funding cap and one End-Point Assessment model to cover the thirteen occupations. 

EAL qualifications form part of the mandatory qualifications for the Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard. Click on the tabs below to see which occupations include our qualifications.

Aerospace and Aviation

We offer both the Level 2 and 3 competency qualifications that underpin these standards.  This allows consistency in assessment materials throughout the apprenticeship.

Role Profile

EAL Qualification Name

EAL Qual. Number and Specification Link

Aerospace Manufacturing Fitter

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (Foundation Competence)

601/7289/7

EAL Level 3 Diploma Aerospace Manufacturing (Development Competence)

603/0051/6

Aerospace Manufacturing Electrical/Mechanical and Systems Fitter

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (Foundation Competence)

601/7289/7

EAL Level 3 Diploma in Aerospace Manufacturing (Development Competence)

601/0051/6

Aircraft Maintenance Fitter/Technician (Fixed and Rotary)  

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (Foundation Competence) 

601/7289/7



EAL Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Maintenance (Development Competence)

603/0372/4

Maritime Defence

 

Role EAL Qualification Name EAL Qual. Number and Specification Link

Maritime Electrical Fitter

Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Defence (Foundation Competence)

603/0050/4

Maritime Mechanical Fitter

Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Defence (Foundation Knowledge)

603/2311/5

Maritime Fabricator

Level 3 Diploma in Maritime Defence (Development Competence)

603/2288/3

Maritime Pipeworker

Level 3 Diploma in Maritime Defence (Development Knowledge)

603/2459/4

 

Machinist - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

We offer all mandated qualifications within the Machinist standard, including knowledge and competence elements. As a result:
  • Delivery can be smarter - content included within both the knowledge and competency qualifications can be rationalised.
  • Duplication is minimised.
  • There’s a direct link for apprentices between classroom based-learning and workshop-based practical tasks.

Role

EAL Qualification Name

EAL Qual. Number and Specification Link

Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)




601/7179/0

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)




601/9034/6

EAL Level 3 AME – Machinist (Development Competence)




603/1034/0

EAL Level 3 Machinist Knowledge (Development Knowledge)




603/1033/9

Sector Wide: Mechatronics Maintenance Technician

We are the only awarding organisation to offer all mandated qualifications within this standard, including knowledge and competence elements. As a result:
  • Delivery can be smarter - content included within both the knowledge and competency qualifications can be rationalised.
  • Duplication is minimised.
  • There’s a direct link for apprentices between classroom based-learning and workshop-based practical tasks.

Role

EAL Qualification Name

EAL Qual. Number and Specification Link

Is EAL approved to deliver End-Point-Assessment?
Mechatronics Maintenance Technician

EAL Level 2 in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)

601/7179/0

YES
EAL Level 2 Award for Foundation Phase Gateway Assessment

601/9035/8

EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician (Development Competence)

601/8875/3

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

603/1354/7

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)




603/1353/5

Sector Wide: Product Design and Development Technician

We are the only awarding organisation to offer all mandated qualifications within this standard, including knowledge and competence elements. As a result:
  • Delivery can be smarter - content included within both the knowledge and competency qualifications can be rationalised.
  • Duplication is minimised.
  • There’s a direct link for apprentices between classroom based-learning and workshop-based practical tasks.

Role

EAL Qualification Name

EAL Qual. Number and Specification Link

Product Design and Development Technician

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)

601/7179/0




EAL Level 2 Award for Foundation Phase Gateway Assessment

601/9035/8

EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering – Product Design and Development Technician (Development Competence)

603/0926/X

EAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)




601/1354/7

EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Development Knowledge)

603/1353/5


Sector Wide: Technical Support Technician

We offer all mandated qualifications within the Technical Support Technician standard, including knowledge and competence elements. As a result:
  • Delivery can be smarter - content included within both the knowledge and competency qualifications can be rationalised.
  • Duplication is minimised.
  • There’s a direct link for apprentices between classroom based-learning and workshop-based practical tasks.
Roles

EAL Qualification Name

EAL Qual. Number and Specification Link

Technical Support Technician

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) 

601/7179/0

EAL Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technical support technician (Development Competence)

603/2290/1

EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

603/1353/5

EAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

603/1354/7

Sector Wide: Tool Maker and Tool and Die Technician

We are the only awarding organisation to offer all mandated qualifications within this standard, including knowledge and competence elements. As a result:
  • Delivery can be smarter - content included within both the knowledge and competency qualifications can be rationalised.
  • Duplication is minimised.
  • There’s a direct link for apprentices between classroom based-learning and workshop-based practical tasks.

Role

EAL Qualification Name

EAL Qual. Number and Specification Link

Toolmaker and Tool and Die Maintenance Technician





EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)

601/7179/0




EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

603/1353/5

EAL Level 3 Diploma in AME – Toolmaker & Tool and Die Maintenance Technician (Development Competence) – under development

603/1221/X

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

601/1354/7


What Apprenticeship Standards Have Been Developed?

More standards are being continually launched as the programme of reform progresses.

To view, all the new apprenticeship standards and those in development go to Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education's website.

Apprenticeship Frameworks

EAL qualifications sit within a range of industry apprenticeship frameworks including:

You can view the full frameworks available on the Apprenticeship Frameworks Online website. Or if you wish to apply for apprenticeship certificates, please log in to the Apprenticeship Certificates England online system.

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