The National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) is delivering gold standard training thanks to its partnership with EAL. EAL, the specialist awarding organisation for industry, now certificates and validates 39 courses at NTAR through its accreditation services, with a suite of qualifications covering traction and rolling stock and maintenance.
Talented engineer Joanne Sharples has seen her career take off, landing a prestigious engineering award on the way, thanks to her grandad’s enthusiasm for aviation, a high school teacher and the decision to study for a higher apprenticeship in project management.
Joanne, 25, from St Annes, Fylde, achieved her EAL Level 4 Diploma in Project Management and a Distinction in her Foundation Degree in Project Management in 2016 as part of her higher apprenticeship and had the honour of being named the UK’s Higher Apprentice of the Year at skills expert Enginuity ’s prestigious annual skills awards, which celebrate the Best of British engineering.
More than 300 learners are set to benefit from a fruitful new partnership between EAL and electrical engineering training specialists WA Electrical Engineer Training.
WA Electrical Engineer Training has switched all its provision to EAL, the specialist awarding organisation for industry, and helped devise new dynamic qualifications to ensure learners have the most up-to-date skills to take into the workplace.
EAL and WA Electrical Engineer Training have delivered a UK First. Three learners have become the first in the UK to successfully complete a new industry-recognised qualification for electrical engineers.
Two new qualifications have been launched by EAL to ensure electricians have the best practical as well as theoretical knowledge to do the job. EAL, the specialist awarding organisation for industry, developed the qualifications for electrical installation covering inspection, testing and understanding of building regulations aimed at those with little or no knowledge as well as those working in the industry looking to enhance their skills and qualifications.
An intensive electrical training course heavy on theory but devoid of practical experience was the inspiration behind the creation of Electrician Courses 4U (EC4U). Nigel Best, company director, set up the business in 2010 having undertaken the course which he says was “simply not good enough.”