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Article archive for EAL

Surge in the number of learners taking EAL industry qualifications (09 August 2012)
The number of learners taking engineering, manufacturing and building services qualifications with specialist industry awarding organisation EAL has leapt by almost a quarter over the past year. read more...

NICEIC and EAL form alliance (25 July 2012)
A strategic alliance has been formed between NICEIC and EAL in order to deliver industry recognised qualifications for the electro-technical and renewable industry. read more...

Micro business apprenticeships hit by economic crisis (16 May 2012)
The economic crisis has hit micro businesses hardest in terms of apprentice recruitment, with over half saying the situation has limited or prevented them from taking anyone on. read more...

Jobs crisis threatens young people’s access to careers (11 April 2012)
Industry employers are less likely to recruit school leavers due to the greater availability of more qualified and experienced applicants during the unemployment crisis, according to new research carried out on behalf of EAL. read more...

Milestone celebration for industry awarding organisation (21 March 2012)
EAL is celebrating 20 years as the specialist-awarding organisation for industry qualifications – having awarded hundreds of thousands of people with qualifications and reinvested tens of millions into its sectors. read more...

EAL initiates new All Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships (29 February 2012)
MPs from all parties have pledged to promote Apprenticeships through a new parliamentary group that was established this week. The new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Apprenticeships has been brought together by EAL, the awarding organisation for industry qualifications, and IMI Awards, the awarding organisation for the retail motor industry. read more...

Industry employers back Apprenticeship pathway (28 February 2012)
New research has debunked the idea that university degrees are superior to Apprenticeships. Over three-quarters of industry employers regard the vocational learning route as equal or preferable to a higher education when preparing people for successful careers. read more...

‘Downgrading vocational qualifications in schools threatens vital skills’ (01 February 2012)
The EAL has condemned the cull of vocational qualifications from school league tables. More than 3,000 vocational qualifications regarded as equivalent to GCSEs in current league tables will be reduced to 125, with just 70 counting towards the main performance measure of five A* to C grades. read more...

Industry must do more to boost engineering education (14 December 2011)
The EAL has said that industry should be taking the initiative to educate pupils, teachers and parents on the benefits and careers available in the engineering and manufacturing sector. The specialist awarding organisation for industry qualifications was responding to an independent report on the state of engineering in the UK, where concerns were raised on the number of young people gaining the right qualifications to maintain one of the UK’s largest sectors. read more...
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