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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. There are multiple routes into an engineering career, including apprenticeships, A levels and T Levels (as these develop), with currently over 200 engineering qualifications to choose from. …

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 …

Neon – the new website for engineering inspiration 

Neon – the new website for engineering inspiration 

Published: 09/10/2020

The team behind Big Bang and Tomorrow’s Engineers has launched a new engineering outreach website for teachers, career co-ordinators and school leaders. Neon is a digital platform which brings Covid-secure engineering inspiration to students through digital and real-world examples and resources. …

New course search database

New course search database

Published: 21/09/2020

The Engineering Council has published a new course search database, which replaces separate databases for accredited degrees and approved technician programmes. Employers, students and graduates can now look in one place to see whether a degree, apprenticeship or other qualification is recognised (accredited or approved). …

Changes to the EQA process

Changes to the EQA process

Published: 10/08/2020

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) has announced it will move to a new simplified External Quality Assurance (EQA) system, following a public consultation launched in February this year. The changes will see EQA delivered by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) or, for integrated degree apprenticeships, the Office for Students (OfS). …

External Quality Assurance (EQA) of apprenticeships

External Quality Assurance (EQA) of apprenticeships

Published: 31/03/2020

Apprenticeships are an important pathway into engineering and all apprentices undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of their apprenticeship. …

Engineering Council joins register of EQA providers

Engineering Council joins register of EQA providers

Published: 25/02/2020

The Engineering Council is pleased to have been approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) as an External Quality Assurance (EQA) provider …