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Motorsport industry skills secure with EAL awards

BRITISH racing drivers have been reaping the glory while, behind the scenes, motorsport employers faced a skills crisis, specialist awarding organisation EAL has said.A partnership between EAL, The National College for Motorsport and the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) will safeguard the progression of apprentices and other learners at key British motorsport businesses.The £9bn UK motorsport industry has, to date, largely qualified its new technician talent with unrelated qualifications…See More
Sep 1, 2014
Press Release by Sam Schofield

Northern Ireland college first to switch to specialist awarding organisation EAL

A FUTURE generation of electrical workers in Northern Ireland will become the first in the country to be accredited by EAL, the specialist awarding organisation for industry qualifications.North West Regional College is the first in Northern Ireland to engage EAL – taking the awarding organisation’s full suite of electrical qualifications from September.The college is impressed with the flexibility of the qualifications on offer, which feature an emphasis on practical training and assessment…See More
Jul 21, 2014
Press Release by Sam Schofield

EAL embarks on rail qualifications shake-up

RAILWAY engineering apprenticeships are receiving a boost after specialist industry awarding organisation EAL jumped on board.EAL has launched 18 new railway engineering qualifications since entering the industry at the end of 2013 – with a view to providing employers with robust, high-quality awards.“The rail…See More
Jul 14, 2014
Press Release by Sam Schofield

EAL launches driving simulator award for specialist Centre

A VIRTUAL reality driving training centre has officially opened its doors – utilising EAL awards to qualify fleets of drivers at haulage firms, emergency services and local authorities.The cutting-edge centre was launched by Tadea, an energy efficiency specialist, at their Washington-based Effective Transport Solutions facility, near Sunderland. Utilising EAL’s Level 1 Award in Effective Driving Techniques, the centre will help fleet motoring…See More
Jul 7, 2014
Press Release by Sam Schofield

EAL Centre team take top rail trophy

A TEAM from EAL Centre Stockport College has wowed judges at a national rail competition – taking home first place for their minimalist train station design.The talented team of three – who named themselves Total Train Integration – faced stiff competition from around the country after participants progressed through regional heats to contest the national prize.…See More
Jul 3, 2014
Press Release by Sam Schofield

EAL electrical learners crowned the best in their regions

TWO EAL learners have been crowned best young electricians in their regions – after winning the opening SkillELECTRIC heats.The pair – both undertaking EAL NVQ3 Electrotechnical qualifications – outshone their competition in the South of England and Welsh regional heats.Luke Mayor, from Cardiff and Vale College and employed at Scenic Services, took first in Wales, beating eight other competitors from around the country. The competition attracted a stellar crowd, with the First Minister and…See More
May 29, 2014
Press Release by Sam Schofield

Sheffield firm wired into apprenticeships

A SHEFFIELD wire manufacturer boasting a three decade staff retention record has turned to apprenticeships to replace skills lost with a retiring workforce.Fox Wire in Stocksbridge recently took on its first apprentice since 2012, working with specialist awarding organisation EAL and Semta Apprenticeship Service to develop a…See More
May 16, 2014
Press Release by Sam Schofield

National awards for EAL learners in Scotland and Wales

SCOTLAND and Wales have celebrated EAL learners after they triumphed in awards ceremonies in two different industry sectors.Apprentices Erin Thomson, from Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd, and Luke Mayor, from Cardiff and Vale College, have both won awards in national competitions in the nuclear and electrical sectors.Cameron…See More
Apr 8, 2014
Press Release by Sam Schofield

Careers advice in crisis, Britain's apprentices reveal

Survey Shows Enviable Lifestyle – But Delivers Damning VerdictCareers advice for school leavers, who are needed to drive the nation’s economic recovery, is in a state of crisis – a report from Britain’s young apprentices reveals.The survey – carried out by the Industry Apprentice Council (IAC) – reveals a dangerous lack of support for school pupils interested in the apprenticeships pathway, or any pathway other than higher education.…See More
Jan 16, 2014
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Nov 15, 2013
Press Release by Sam Schofield

Specialist awarding organisations at the heart of adult qualifications review

Specialist awarding organisation EAL has welcomed a review into adult qualifications, saying its close working relationship with the sectors it serves should be held up as an example of good practice.The Adult Vocational Qualifications Review, carried out on behalf of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills by Nigel Whitehead, Group Managing Director at BAE Systems and UK Commissioner, was published today (Friday, 8th November).EAL Managing Director Julia…See More
Nov 8, 2013
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Nov 6, 2013
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Rail director on Board with EAL

EAL’s move into the rail industry has seen the appointment of a new member to the Board of Directors at the specialist awarding organisation for industry qualifications.Dr Ben Dunlop, Electrification Director for Atkins’ rail business, will join EAL as the organisation embarks on its journey into the rail qualifications…See More
Oct 2, 2013
Press Release by Sam Schofield

IAC surveys industry apprentices

Calling all industry apprentices – the Industry Apprentice Council (IAC) needs your help!The IAC, which was founded and funded by EAL and IMI Awards, is running a survey of the wider apprentice community.It would like to hear from as many apprentices as possible to help shape their future campaigns, discussions with…See More
Sep 30, 2013
Press Release by Sam Schofield

Apprentices offer online advice to GSCE pupils

A team of top industry apprentices has made itself available to help GCSE pupils during results week.The Industry Apprentice Council (IAC), which was founded and funded by awarding organisation EAL, will take questions from pupils in the midst of making life-changing decisions about their future.The IAC will be available through their official Twitter and Facebook channels.…See More
Aug 20, 2013
Press Release by Sam Schofield

Rolls-Royce apprentice joins the IAC

Aerospace, marine and energy manufacturer Rolls-Royce has pledged its support to the Industry Apprentice Council (IAC) after one of the company’s apprentices joined the ‘voice of industry apprenticeships’.Ashley Amatt, 20, from Derby, will join his peers from around the UK as they continue to ensure the voice of learners is being heard at the highest level. There are currently 14 apprentices on the IAC, which was formed and is funded by EAL, the specialist…See More
Aug 12, 2013

Sam Schofield's Press Release

Motorsport industry skills secure with EAL awards

BRITISH racing drivers have been reaping the glory while, behind the scenes, motorsport employers faced a skills crisis, specialist awarding organisation EAL has said.

A partnership between EAL, The National College for Motorsport and the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) will safeguard the progression of apprentices and other learners at key British motorsport businesses.

The £9bn UK motorsport industry has, to date, largely qualified its new technician talent with…

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Released on August 28, 2014 at 13:29 —

Northern Ireland college first to switch to specialist awarding organisation EAL

A FUTURE generation of electrical workers in Northern Ireland will become the first in the country to be accredited by EAL, the specialist awarding organisation for industry qualifications.

North West Regional College is the first in Northern Ireland to engage EAL – taking the awarding organisation’s full suite of electrical qualifications from September.

The college is impressed with the flexibility of the qualifications on offer, which feature an emphasis on practical…

Continue

Released on July 21, 2014 at 10:28 —

EAL embarks on rail qualifications shake-up

RAILWAY engineering apprenticeships are receiving a boost after specialist industry awarding organisation EAL jumped on board.

EAL has launched 18 new railway engineering qualifications since entering the industry at the end of 2013 – with a view to providing employers with robust,…

Continue

Released on July 14, 2014 at 14:15 —

EAL launches driving simulator award for specialist Centre

A VIRTUAL reality driving training centre has officially opened its doors – utilising EAL awards to qualify fleets of drivers at haulage firms, emergency services and local authorities.

The cutting-edge centre was launched by Tadea, an energy efficiency specialist, at their Washington-based Effective Transport Solutions facility, near Sunderland. Utilising EAL’s Level 1 Award in Effective Driving Techniques, the centre will help…

Continue

Released on July 7, 2014 at 13:40 —

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