Following the successful completion of both theory and practical elements of their course, Plumbing College students will receive three industry recognised qualifications. To further complement this, students will also receive a portfolio containing photographic evidence of their work; this can be used to help show their level of competence in plumbing activities they have covered.
Further details on the qualifications, relevant awarding bodies and a personalised portfolio can be found in the following sections.
EAL - Who Are They?
EAL (EMTA Awards Limited) has been established since 1964 and is the UK’s leading awarding organisation for engineering.
EAL offers high quality qualifications and technical expertise for related sectors including building services, energy and utilities, logistics and operations and environmental technologies.
EAL is recognised by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) to award over 60 N/SVQs in a range of occupational areas.
EAL - The Qualification
After successfully teaming up with EAL, students of the Plumbing College now have the opportunity to achieve the following industry recognised qualification:
QCF title: EAL Level 1 Certificate in Domestic Plumbing (Engineering and Technology)
QCF code: 501/0386/6
- Understanding working in engineering
- Understanding joining engineering materials
- Understanding basic maths and science used in engineering
- Understanding working with customers
- Understanding cutting, forming and assembly of common plumbing materials
This EAL qualification has recently been mapped across to the new Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).