EAL is the specialist awarding organisation for industry qualifications. Its close working partnerships and ongoing investment in the sectors it serves and the careers of those who work within them has been a long standing commitment to industry.
EAL works with employers, training providers, schools, colleges, universities and other recognised partners in the public and private sectors – both in the UK and internationally – to support quality training delivery and award qualifications. In the last five years, more than 500,000 people in the UK have embarked on an EAL qualification – with customers ranging from blue chip companies to small and micro businesses.
Central to EAL’s operations is the manufacturing sector. The awarding organisation offers manufacturing and engineering qualifications that are precisely tuned to meet employer needs and drive improvements in performance and productivity. EAL’s unrivalled knowledge and expertise in the sector results in qualifications that carry weight and respect with industry employers, many of whom are closely involved in the development process.
EAL’s qualifications are recognised by professional bodies including the Engineering Council, Institute of Engineering and Technology, the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, The Welding Institute, the Society of Operations Engineers, and the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers. Many of these qualifications owe their existence to EAL’s Industry Support Programme; a commitment to provide the sector’s workforce with essential qualifications to support its growth.
Businesses can use EAL qualifications to improve efficiency, achieve cost and energy savings, boost staff retention and demonstrate the quality of their workforce. The kudos of an EAL qualification gives learners and apprentices a platform to gain employment and build a successful career in industry. Existing workers can gain recognition and progress to further or higher education as well as greater responsibility at work.
EAL is regulated by Ofqual in England and Northern Ireland, SQA in Scotland and the Welsh Government in Wales.
EAL is a confirmed sponsor of The Manufacturer of the Year Awards.
Submit your entry before the 31st July, 2014 – Click here for more information.