EAL Company News

Christmas support

With Christmas fast approaching we’d like to take this opportunity to provide you with the details of our opening hours during the festive period:

• Monday 26th December 2022 to Monday 2nd January 2023 – CLOSED

• Tuesday 3rd January 2023 – office reopens as normal from 08:00

During the festive break you can still contact us by email and we will deal with your enquiry as soon as possible upon our return: [email protected]

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EAL will be closed on Monday 19 September

On Monday 19th September, EAL will be closed as a mark of respect during the state funeral of Her Majesty the Queen.

Our thoughts remain with the Royal Family and we extend our sincere condolences to them at this time. 

We will open for business as normal at 8am on Tuesday 20th September and will respond to any messages as soon as possible. 

During this time, our website and EAL Hub will operate as normal. 


EAL collaborate with City & Guilds in a winning bid for the Construction, Building Services and on-site construction T Level qualifications

EAL is proud to announce success in a joint bid with City & Guilds in delivering two T Level qualifications under the Construction route: in Building Services Engineering and On-Site Construction.

Available for delivery by eligible providers from September 2021, the qualifications form part of the second wave of T Levels.

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T Levels Announcement

The new standard for Technical Education

We're delighted to announce that we have been awarded the contract to be the delivery partner for the second wave of the T Levels in Construction by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) and the Department for Education (DfE).

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Mastering New Skills

Welsh Government appoints Enginuity to explore new qualification to boost economy.

Welsh employers are being urged to become masters of their own destiny by building and adopting a new qualification to drive higher level skills in advanced manufacturing and engineering.

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MD's Musings - Celebrating UCAS Milestone Moment – But Wants To ‘Keep Our Quals’

We were delighted to announce in May that a number of EAL qualifications now carry UCAS tariff points which meet Department for Education requirements and will count towards league tables and university entry.  This is a major milestone which gives many of our awards parity and context alongside academic achievement and allows our FE customers a much greater choice.

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By Royal Command

Weld-off-winnersStudents have driven off with a prestigious prize after creating a replica Royal carriage fit for The Queen.

Matthew Hughes, Gareth Phillips, Owen Fitzgibbon and Thomas Lavender created the impressive carriage during a fiercely contested national final of a welding competition.

Weld Off 2016 proved to be a third consecutive win for EAL registered centre, Coleg Cambria in North Wales, when the four students produced their stunning entry for the competition themed God Save the Queen in celebration of the Monarch’s 90th birthday.

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InTouch Spring Edition is Now Available


Read about EAL’s latest achievements and developments in the Spring edition of InTouch.

In this issue:

  • Get all your apprenticeship levy questions answered.
  • Why JCB’s apprenticeship programme is going from strength to strength.
  • How EAL is helping Airbus to develop the workforce of the future.

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Industry Experts Judge Skills for the Future

Skills competitions play a vital role in recognising talent and driving up quality across industry. We asked Darren Oates, our External Quality Assurer (EQA) for Wales and an experienced competition judge to tell us more.

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A record number of apprentices have their say

The 2016 Industry Apprentice Council survey has received over 1,500 responses this year, an increase of some 16% on 2015 – thank you to everyone who took the time to complete it. Your views are incredibly important and will help influence future policy.

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