EAL – The Specialist Awarding Organisation for Engineering and Manufacturing

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With future industry skills in high demand, EAL's 14-19 TechQuals have been designed to inspire and encourage young people to choose careers in engineering, electrical and plumbing.

We understand it is challenging for schools, colleges and UTCs to decide on qualifications that fit your students’ needs. This is where EAL can help.

EAL 14-19 TechQuals are an ideal solution for schools, colleges and UTCs wanting to offer learners a fully recognised, technical qualification as well as seamless progression to apprenticeships and industry careers.

Developed in collaboration with industry employers and offering expert external support, EAL 14-19 TechQuals enable you to demonstrate your commitment to offering learners the highest quality qualifications with genuine employer value and credibility.

In addition, all EAL's Key Stage 4 qualifications count towards the Progress and Attainment 8 measure and the Key Stage 5 Level 3 qualifications have UCAS points accreditation.

EAL 14-19 TechQuals

Technical Awards (Key Stage 4)

These qualifications are reported alongside GCSEs and can enable learners to either progress on to further study at Level 2 or gain entry to an apprenticeship.

Technical Certificates (Key Stage 5)

Technical Level (Key Stage 5) - with UCAS points accreditation

These qualifications have UCAS points.  The new UCAS Tariff has been developed to include a wider range of qualifications.





EAL's qualifications are fine-tuned to meet the current and future needs of industry.



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