EAL is the specialist skills partner and awarding organisation for industry. We are committed to investing in the industries we serve and the careers of the people working within them. Through industry partnerships and years of experience supporting our core sectors, we have built unrivalled knowledge and understanding of employer skills needs. As a result, EAL’s skills solutions and qualifications are respected and chosen by employers to deliver real career benefits for all our learners.
Collaboration is the cornerstone of everything we do. Our long-term partnerships with employers, professional bodies and our parent organisation Semta help us offer qualifications and skills solutions that are fine-tuned for the needs of our sectors. For our learners this delivers added value and underpins their careers in industry.
Through our External Quality Assurance Service we work hand in hand with our recognised Centres to support the highest standards in training and qualifications delivery. For employers, this approach delivers a value-added service and assurance that their learners achieve the standards required by their industry. Our Centres can also rely on their dedicated EAL External Quality Assurer (EQA) as a trusted partner for expert support and guidance.
In the last ten years, 1.3 million people in the UK embarked on an EAL qualification in schools, academies, university technical colleges (UTCs), colleges, universities, private training facilities and workplaces across the UK. Many thousands more industry employees have benefited from bespoke EAL solutions designed for companies to credit the achievements of their employees.
Our industry expertise, coupled with our commitment to quality and unrivalled service levels, means thousands of employers – from blue chip, household names to small and micro companies – opt to use EAL services to develop the skills of their employees.
EAL is part of Semta - the Science, Engineering, Manufacturing and Technologies Alliance - which is a not-for-profit organisation responsible for engineering skills for the future of the UK's most advanced sectors.
What we do
Our commitment to equality
EAL is firmly committed to promoting the principles of equality and diversity in all its services and operations and we wholeheartedly support the principles of equal opportunities. We believe in achieving excellence through recognising the value of every individual and this is why we embrace equality and diversity legislation and best practice. EAL’s commitment to equality is recognised by the C2E “Committed to Equality”. And you can find us on The C2E Equality Register, which is for those organisations who are fully compliant and accredited.
Who we work with
EAL works closely with professional institutes and industry bodies in the sectors we serve to ensure we are providing the best possible qualifications for learners and employers in the UK. Our industry partnerships, amongst others, include: