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Influencing and responding to policy

The Engineering Council takes an active interest in all developments in education and skills policy which might have an impact on the professional formation of engineers and technicians. We do this through formal and informal contact with government departments and agencies, and through responding to official policy proposals.

In doing so we work with a range of partners - including:

  • Royal Academy of Engineering
  • EngineeringUK
  • Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
  • Engineering Professors' Council (EPC)
  • Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre
  • National Forum of Engineering Centres
  • UK Commission for Employment and Skills
  • many Sector Skills Councils

The Engineering Council is an active member of Education for Engineering, through which the engineering profession offers a co-ordinated view to Government on education matters.

Learning in the workplace

Through the Engineering Gateways project the Engineering Council is working with universities, employers and the professional engineering institutions to develop learning pathways which integrate, within the workplace, graduate and postgraduate level education and supervised professional development.