EAL (EMTA Awards Limited) has launched two new building services industry qualifications.
The EAL Level 1 Certificate in Access to Building Services Engineering and EAL Level 2 Diploma in Access to Building Services Engineering qualifications are open to those looking to enter the sector.
They are designed to enable learners to acquire knowledge, together with some of the practical aspects involved within building services occupations.
The L1 Certificate is available to anyone over the age of 14, while the L2 Diploma is intended for those over 16; both qualifications are open to those with no prior experience in the sector.
Accredited by Ofqual and supported by SummitSkills, the two qualifications cover refrigeration and air conditioning, electrical installation, plumbing, and heating and ventilation. They also focus on the issues surrounding safe working practices, the scientific principles within building services engineering and the applications of environmental protection measures.
Both qualifications share units, providing accelerated progression for those who complete the L1 Certificate and want to progress to the L2 diploma. Additionally, those who complete the L2 Diploma can carry forward the units to a Level 2 NVQ Diploma and/or apprenticeship in heating and ventilation, or plumbing and also will have some understanding of electrotechnical operations. Learners therefore, come away with meaningful qualifications that lead to further learning and future employment opportunities.
EAL’s managing director, Ann Watson, commented: “The introduction of these two new qualifications underlines EAL’s determination to provide opportunities for those wishing to embark on a career in the building services sector. The L1 Certificate and L2 Diploma provide a comprehensive overview of the core industry concepts and allow those wishing to go on to become apprentices to take this valuable knowledge with them.”