EAL has reluctantly taken the decision to withdraw the following qualification. We will however, continue to support the qualification up to the final date for certification.
A change to the titling of SVQ qualifications is scheduled to be introduced on 1 September 2016.
From this date the SVQ level is to be dropped from qualification titles and only the SCQF level will be specified. The implementation of the new titling convention is expected to remove potential confusion with the current use of two levels in qualification titles and help promote the SCQF.
SQA Accreditation, the regulator of Scottish Vocational Qualifications, recently undertook a number of quality monitoring audits on the delivery of EAL qualifications in our recognised centres.
A number of areas of improvement were identified. To address these, we would like to remind all EAL recognised centres of their obligations to meet the requirements set out in the centre agreement and qualification standards of our delivery manuals. There are also a number of specific areas requiring action by centres by 30 June 2016.