Collaborating in your future
Fundamental to delivering significant educational reforms
In previous editions of RevEAL, we have been bringing you up to speed with all the latest changes in reforms from the UK in our feature, ‘The Nations’. Since the launch of the last edition in the summer (and just in case you missed the announcement), EAL was successfully named as a key element in both the Qualifications Wales agenda and England’s T Level ambition.
As the leading specialist awarding organisation in engineering, we are immensely proud to have been appointed, in partnership with City & Guilds, by Qualifications Wales to support them in the reshaping of the skills landscape for Construction and the Built Environment – a pivotal sector in the Welsh economy.
We are especially looking forward to working with Qualifications Wales, our Welsh providers and other key stakeholders to bring the reformation vision to life, as well as to delivering on our shared high expectations. Through the development of qualifications for these essential industries, we recognise the important part we play in the journey of those whose ambition it is to have a career in the sector.
In England, we’re delighted to announce that we have been awarded the contract to be the delivery partner for the second wave of the T Levels in Construction by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) and the Department for Education (DfE).
Again, in collaboration with City & Guilds, we will be offering the Technical Qualification for T Levels in ‘Construction: Building Services Engineering and On-Site Construction’ starting from September 2021. T Levels are a new route for learners to develop their skills in technical industries, and we are proud to be part of this movement to help kick start the skills revolution our economy needs.
Our collaborations with City & Guilds brings together the strength of two market-leading awarding organisations in qualifications and skills development in the construction and built environment sector. Our aims during the development and implementation of this new suite of qualifications are to help people prepare for the world of work, develop in their job and progress throughout their careers.
What does this mean for you?
Well, for Welsh employers and providers, from September 2021, City & Guilds and EAL will be the sole provider of a new suite of fundable Construction and Building Services Engineering qualifications in Wales, while, in England, providers who are eligible will be delivering the T Level qualifications that form part of the second wave of this seismic reform from September 2021.
Over the coming months, we will be providing joint events with City & Guilds in both nations to help you in the transition to these new qualifications, as well as providing regular updates through our website, newsletters and future editions of RevEAL.
To find out more visit www.semta.org.uk/news or to learn about QualificationsWales and the construction in the built environment visit www.qualificationswales.org.
For more information aboutT Levels, visit www.tlevels.gov.uk.
If you’d like to learn how you can work with EAL, give our customer experience team a call on 01923 652400 or contact [email protected].
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