All EAL centres must have robust policies and procedures in place to reduce the actual or likelihood of malpractice and/or maladministration.
EAL's online certificate validation module is available so EAL centres and employers can verify the authenticity of learners' certificates.
Anyone can check the validity of a hard copy certificate or e-certificate using our certificate checker. This process is free of charge and does not require a login. You just need the learner's name, certificate number and date of birth.
Centres are reminded of the importance of not creating their own certificates or record of achievement which may be misleading to the user or the public. EAL understands and acknowledges that centres issuing a record of achievement are providing recognition to learners; but there have been recent occurrences where learners have used these certificates to gain 'licence to practice' cards or have used them when applying for employment.
At EAL, we take listening to our customers' feedback very seriously – only by doing this can we ensure our qualifications are up to the high standards you've come to expect from us.
We've listened to customer feedback and we have been reviewing our policies and procedures over recent months, to ensure they reflect your needs as well as fit with updated regulations.
Updated Examination Requirements: Instructions for Conducting Examinations within EAL Qualifications
As part of our approach to continuously improve our policies and centre guidance, we have recently reviewed and updated our Instructions for Conducting Examinations within EAL qualifications.
In response to feedback from centres, we have included more detail on the invigilation requirements for examinations. The instructions provide details of how you, as a recognised EAL centre, should manage, conduct and monitor examinations within EAL qualifications and actions that should be taken by individuals involved in the examination process.
In response to customer feedback, regulatory changes and our commitment to continuous improvement, we have been reviewing our policies and procedures over recent months.
We are pleased to announce that our updated policies will be launched later this month and are available in the Smarter Touch document library.
If you have any queries please contact our Customer Experience team or call 01923 652400.