Guidance on how employers and training providers should meet the 20% off-the-job training requirement for apprentices has recently been updated to help you determine whether an activity counts as off-the-job training as well as some best practice examples and myth busters.
News content from EAL.
News content from EAL.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a safety alert that states any welding activity producing fumes must be managed appropriately.
The EAL Level 1 Introduction to Welding Fume Hazard Control (601/8138/2) has been developed in consultation with college, training associations and industry to ensure learners will be provided with the fundamental knowledge to manage welding fumes appropriately.
EAL is taking part in a project to capture examples of the use of technology in the assessment of vocational qualifications.
We want to capture as many examples as possible from our qualifications and we are sure our centres have plenty of examples to share.
The best examples will be compiled into a publication to be shared with the whole UK sector.
The EAL Level 3 Award in the Requirements for the Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Points (603/3929/9) will be live from 1st February 2019.
The qualification covers the technical requirements for the installation of the EV points, and follows the entire IET Code of Practice and BS 7671.
EAL is a proud sponsor of the Enginuity Skills Awards which celebrate the talented individuals and companies that make the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector one of the highest skilled sectors in the UK.
Entries are open until midnight on 30th November and we know as a valued EAL centre the fantastic work you do in delivering training to support employers and bring out the best in your learners so it is time for you to nominate and have your time to shine.
Our parent company Enginuity is leading a review of the National Occupational Standards (NOS) in Marine Engineering. Enginuity is now requesting feedback from employers, training providers and key stakeholders who work in the sector.
The current suites of NOS and qualifications were developed in partnership with employers and other appropriate organisations across the UK. NOS set out the skills, knowledge and understanding required by employers to undertake a particular task or job role to a nationally recognised level of competence, helping formalise training requirements for employers and employees across the UK. They also form the basis of all vocational qualifications including those used in Apprenticeship Frameworks.
When EAL's Compliance and Regulation team investigate cases of possible maladministration, particularly in regards to incorrect certificate claims, late registration and late certification requests and the outcome is 'maladministration proven'; centres are advised of the outcome via an email and confirms that the maladministration is recorded against the centre profile.
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.