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External Quality Assurance for apprenticeships

The Engineering Council actively supports the delivery of high quality apprenticeships that meet the needs of employers and apprentices, support individuals on their journey towards professional registration, and assure the public about the competence of those who are successful.

Employers are able to nominate the Engineering Council as the provider of quality assurance (known as External Quality Assurance or EQA) for engineering-related apprenticeship standards.  The Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (IfATE) website sets out the quality assurance requirements for apprenticeships in their EQA Framework and how this will ensure quality, consistency and credibility.

The Engineering Council is the most appropriate body to carry out this quality assurance for engineering-related apprenticeships, because it currently licenses thirty eight professional engineering institutions to carry out the assessment of individuals seeking registration, in accordance with required Engineering Council standards and prescribed processes. These standards apply across the profession, regardless of sector or discipline, making the Engineering Council ideally placed to assure consistency and quality of assessment.

You will find our letter of recognition on IfATE's register of approved EQA Providers and more information is available in our press release 

Further information or any enquiries should be sent to

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