In response to the feedback we've received and in our commitment to making qualification assessments more manageable and cost-effective, we've made an important revision to the EAL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (Buildings, Structures, and the Environment) 501/1605/8. Specifically, we've made MI cable installation an optional component.
As the leading Awarding Organisation for Engineering and Manufacturing qualifications, we are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest offer in Scotland –the EAL Diploma in Engineering at SCQF Level 7. This competency-based qualification marks a significant development in the field, designed to meet the evolving needs of the industry.
The EAL Diploma in Engineering at SCQF L7 is now open for registrations, serving as a key pillar of support for the new modern Apprenticeship Framework in Engineering. However, it's not limited to apprenticeships; individuals can also pursue it as a standalone qualification, making it a versatile choice for those seeking to enhance their engineering expertise.
A dedication to excellence in education has always underpinned EAL's commitment to providing high-quality qualifications relevant to the needs of today's learners. One aspect of this is our recent commitment to creating resources that support tutors delivering our new Level 2 Diploma in Applied Stem Engineering qualification.
This qualification is aimed predominantly at learners interested in both computing and engineering who prefer a practical way of learning. It is designed to give the learner the practical skills and understanding to take them to their next level of study within the engineering and computing disciplines and covers a wide range of topics covering Electronics, Automation, Microprocessors, Networking and Cyber manufacturing processes (CAD).
In the coming years, it's projected that green skills and professions will constitute a significant 15% of the overall job market.
Last month, our Industry and Portfolio Manager for Engineering and Manufacturing, Rob Stott, attended the International Green Skills Conference. The event was jointly hosted by the UK Government Department for Education and Times Higher Education and delved into the emerging challenges and opportunities within the realm of green skills training and green career pathways.
EAL’s Lead Technical Advisor for Engineering and Manufacturing, Samantha Ashman recently participated as a guest judge at the IMechE Apprentice Automation Challenge 2023 Finals Day, held at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry on September 29th.
As a guest judge, Samantha had the opportunity to witness the exceptional talent displayed by apprentice engineers who demonstrated their prowess by conceiving and fabricating innovative household or garden devices to address real-world issues. Organised by the Institution's Manufacturing Industries Division's Young Members Committee, the competition demanded participating teams to deliver a comprehensive report with a detailed design specification, manufacturing instructions, a user manual, and a solid business case.
We were delighted to sponsor this year's Colegau Cymru Annual Conference 2023, expanding our support within the Welsh education landscape. At the event, our Industry and Portfolio Manager, Rob Stott, and Lead Technical Advisor for Engineering and Manufacturing, Samantha Ashman, engaged with centres across Wales to understand current qualification uptake and anticipated future demand, as well as listen to feedback on new products to address upcoming skill needs in Wales.
T Levels have emerged as a transformative force in the technical education landscape, redefining the path to knowledge and skills acquisition for countless learners and professionals. At the forefront of this educational revolution are dedicated individuals and organisations committed to shaping the future of vocational learning. Among them, EAL's representatives—Samantha Ashman, Lead Technical Advisor for Engineering and Manufacturing; Rob Stott, Industry and Portfolio Manager; and Liam Sammon, Director of Educational Programmes—were recently privileged to attend the T Levels Celebration & Recognition Event 2023.
In partnership with City & Guilds, we are actively seeking a variety of T-Level Associates across Engineering and Manufacturing, and Building Services Engineering to join us for the upcoming academic year and make an impactful contribution.
Specifically, we are keen to find expert T-Level Moderators within the Building Services Engineering an d Engineering and Manufacturing sectors.
The world of education and vocational training is evolving rapidly, and as an employer in the engineering sector, it's crucial to stay informed and adapt to these changes. One significant development is the introduction of T Levels. National T Levels Week, which runs from Monday 2nd October to Friday 6th October 2023, is a great opportunity for employers in the engineering sector to better understand what T Levels are, how they can benefit their workplace, and why they differ from the traditional BTEC qualifications. Moreover, it's a chance to explore how employers can contribute to shaping T Level qualifications with EAL and City & Guilds and help develop the skills required for a sustainable future in engineering.