We've short-listed our most popular and in-demand qualifications amongst centres and providers across England.
As part of our services and commitment to our customers, EAL offers advice and guidance to support you in planning your curriculum. As engineering and manufacturing specialists with 30 years of heritage, we will support you in identifying the best course for learners in your prospectus.
With an extensive and continuously evolving portfolio of vocational qualifications throughout the engineering and manufacturing sectors, our products are developed to support future industry advancements and meet the demands of sectors across the board.
Mandated for the new ST1305 Level 3 Machining Technician
We offer mandated qualifications for the new Machining Technician Standard ST1305
610/0793/6 EAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
Supported by the Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Group for Machining Technicians led by GTA England.
Incorporates Level 2 skills unit(s) identified by the employer working group as essential for learners to develop and progress onto level 3 machining-specific units.
Counts towards the apprenticeship 20% off the job training requirement; includes several practical-based units and assessments, enabling slightly higher guided learning hours to be allocated for providers to meet this 20% off the job requirement more readily.
Mandated qualifications for the ST0537, Level 2 Engineering Operative apprenticeship standard
We offer both mandated qualifications for the Engineering Operative Standard ST0537:
603/3220/7 - EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills), Three mandated units and a minimum of four optional units. Minimum 470 GLH and 470 TQT
603/3194/X - EAL Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations (Knowledge)-. One mandatory unit, three optional units. Minimum 210 GLH and 220 TQT
603/3195/1 - EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Knowledge)- For wider coverage of topics if required. One mandatory unit, six optional units. Minimum 370 GLH and 420 TQT.
ESFA for learners aged 16-19 and AEB local flexibility offer.
Apprenticeship levy funding for learners on apprenticeship programme.
Mandated qualifications for the ST0457, Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard.
We offer all mandated qualifications for the Engineering Technician Standard ST0457 - Technical Support Technician Standard Pathway:
601/7179/0 - EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence), Minimum 800 GLH and a TQT value of 800 hours.
Used as evidence of achieving the relevant ACS equivalents required in the Gas Engineering Operative Standard ST0155.
Specifically designed as a competence component which can be used as evidence in the apprenticeship.
Covers the knowledge and skills relevant to Installation and Maintenance Engineers working on gas appliances in domestic and small commercial premises and dealing with upstream and downstream gas emergencies. Also be suitable for learners interested in gas utilisation and/or considering a career change.
Uses the latest EU Skills assessment strategy and fully meets the IGEM requirements for Gas training.
Pathways available: Central Heating (CH) Installation and Maintenance Engineer, CH and Gas Fires Installation and Maintenance Engineer, CH and Cookers Installation & Maintenance Engineer, CH and Appliance Installation and Maintenance Engineer, CH and Appliance (including Warm Air) Installation and Maintenance Engineer, Appliance Installation and Maintenance Engineer, Appliance (Including Warm Air) Installation and Maintenance Engineer, First Call Operative.
ESFA for 16–19-year-olds, use levy to fund learners on an apprenticeship programme.
EAL Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing and Domestic Heating
Mandated in the current Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Standard ST0303.
Provides learners with practical experience of plumbing and domestic heating and an expectation of some of the situations that they could face as a plumber or domestic heating engineer in the building services sector.
Key topics include planning, selection, installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques for cold water, hot water, central heating and above ground drainage systems.
The Gas pathway uses the latest EU Skills assessment strategy and fully meets the IGEM requirements for Gas training.
Minimum of 1467 GLH and 1825 hours of TQT
ESFA for learners aged 16-19
EAL Level 3 Electrotechnical Experienced Worker
FOR ELECTRCIANS WANTING TO UPSKILL
This qualification forms part of an industry Experienced Worker Assessment (EWA) process to recognise occupational competence for those working as an electrician for typically over five years but have not completed an apprenticeship or achieved an equivalent Level 3 vocational qualification.
EAL Level 3 Award in the Building Regulations for Electrical Installations in Dwellings.
For learners wishing to understand the requirements of applicable Building Regulations (including Part P) in relation to electrical work in dwellings in England and Wales and who are already familiar with the requirements of BS 7671 in relation to electrical work in dwellings.
Minimum 5 GLH, 6 TQT. ESFA funding for 16-19 available.
Not funded through levy or ESFA
EAL Level 3 Award in the Requirements for the Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Points.
This award is for competent electricians to meet the sector’s requirements for the installation of electric vehicle charging points. Industry recognition will help the installer to be part of a recognised scheme and benefits the customers in utilising government schemes for reduced installation costs (such as the Electric Vehicle Home charge Scheme).
Minimum 7 GLH, 8 TQT.
Not funded through levy or ESFA
EAL Level 3 Award in the Installation of Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Systems.
The award provides CPD and enables electrical contractors to diversify their services they can offer to customers and meet the growing demand for small scale SPV systems typically installed on a dwelling. It will enable the learner to understand and demonstrate how to install small scale SPV systems in accordance with industry requirements.
The award importantly enables formal recognition of competence with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).
Minimum 50 GLH, TQT of 60 hours.
Not funded through levy or ESFA
EAL Level 3 Award in the Design, Installation and Commissioning of Electrical Energy Storage Systems
(NEW PRODUCT! Launch date April 2023!)
This award is for competent electricians to meet the sector’s requirements for the installation of electrical energy storage systems (EESS).
Industry recognition helps the installer to be part of recognised schemes.
The qualification is supported by the ECA and follows the IET Code of Practice for EESS and BS 7671.
The qualification covers theory only therefore has inherent flexibility in its delivery – centres can utilise a range of methods to deliver the unit such as face to face, and blended learning.
Assessment via one EAL set and marked onscreen (and on demand) exam, and a centre marked practical assessment. EAL provide all documentation for the practical assessment, and rig specification. The practical assessment is centred around a fixed rig therefore is cost effective and manageable for centres. Centres will however need to make an investment in a battery system to effectively deliver this qualification. Minimum 7 GLH, 8 TQT.
We are confident these qualifications will have a positive impact on your learners' future careers. Our expert team can work with you to tailor our courses to your college's specific needs, and we can provide guidance and support throughout the curriculum planning process.
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