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National Apprenticeships Week 2022 – Build the future

Published: 04/02/2022

The fifteenth National Apprenticeships Week took place from 7-13 February in England. This government initiative celebrates apprenticeships, showcasing the work done by apprentices of all ages and the range of apprenticeships available. …

Engineering and manufacturing route review published

Engineering and manufacturing route review published

Published: 19/11/2021

Updates and improvements planned for around 50 engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships have been unveiled in an influential new report focused on how to support the full spectrum of current and future skills training needs for these vital sectors. …

Covid-19 and accreditation

Covid-19 and accreditation

Published: 05/11/2021

The Engineering Council has updated its Covid 19: Information for HE Providers This can be found under the heading ‘useful documents’ on both the Engineering Council webpage Information for HE providers and the EAB page  Key changes include: clarification that whilst the Engineering Council is not prescriptive regarding …

Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) joint accreditation visits

Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) joint accreditation visits

Published: 05/11/2021

Higher Education Institutions seeking accreditation by three or more professional engineering institutions for a single programme or group of related programmes can request an EAB visit. EAB visits are intended only for consideration of degree programmes against AHEP learning outcomes …

Implementation of revised Engineering Council Standards – AHEP and AAQA

Implementation of revised Engineering Council Standards – AHEP and AAQA

Published: 28/10/2021

Following publication of the fourth edition of Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP), Higher Education providers with accreditation visits held before September 2024 can request accreditation against either old or new learning outcomes …

Standards support post-16 engineering education – guidance published on AAQA

Standards support post-16 engineering education – guidance published on AAQA

Published: 22/09/2021

The Engineering Council’s Standards can help learners, their parents, careers advisors and employers to navigate the rapidly-changing landscape of post-16 qualifications. …

Industry and peer reviewed Standards support post-16 engineering education

Industry and peer reviewed Standards support post-16 engineering education

Published: 13/08/2021

The Engineering Council’s Standards can help learners, their parents, careers advisors and employers to navigate the rapidly-changing landscape of post-16 qualifications. …

Vocational T Level qualifications roll out further

Vocational T Level qualifications roll out further

Published: 28/05/2021

A new kind of vocational qualification is rolling out further across England from September 2021. T Levels are two year courses, for students aged 16-19, which have been developed in collaboration with businesses. T Levels follow on from GCSEs, are equivalent to three A Levels …

Studying engineering ‘turbo boosts’ social mobility, research shows

Studying engineering ‘turbo boosts’ social mobility, research shows

Published: 25/05/2021

A new study, published by the Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC), reveals that studying an Engineering degree gives individuals a greater boost to social mobility when compared to other subjects. The EPC’s Chief Executive, Johnny Rich, commented: "We have found clear evidence that Engineering makes a significant contribution to …

Opportunity for Independent Peer Reviewers

Opportunity for Independent Peer Reviewers

Published: 13/05/2021

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) is looking for additional independent peer reviewers to provide an employer perspective by reviewing apprenticeship standards, assessment plans and technical qualification materials in a range of engineering professions. …

Covid-19 and accreditation

Covid-19 and accreditation

Published: 15/04/2021

The Engineering Council and the professional engineering institutions we license recognise that Covid-19 is presenting many challenges for universities, and we are keen to be flexible and supportive whilst ensuring that standards are maintained. Anyone with queries related to either continued accreditation of programmes in light of changes in response to Covid-19 or future accreditation activity is advised to …