We are currently experiencing a technical issue with Secure Client that is preventing exam delivery.

Resolving this issue with our software providers is our priority. Every effort is being made to ensure an effective solution is found quickly and we will update you once a fix is implemented. Committed to minimising disruption, we have identified an interim solution for Centres running exams up to and including Tuesday 19th January.

If you are unable to reschedule exams you have booked before Tuesday 19th January, please contact exams@eal.org.uk immediately, for a resolution.


EAL operates at the heart of the engineering sector, offering engineering and manufacturing qualifications that are precisely tuned to meet employer needs and drive improvements in performance and productivity. Our unrivalled knowledge and experience of the sector results in qualifications that carry weight and respect with industry employers, many who are closely involved in the development process.

Businesses can use our qualifications in engineering and manufacturing to improve efficiency, achieve cost and energy savings, boost staff retention and demonstrate the quality of their workforce. The kudos of an EAL qualification gives learners and apprentices a platform to gain employment and build a successful career in industry. Existing workers can gain recognition and progress to further or higher education as well as greater responsibility at work.

EAL covers the engineering and manufacturing sector from aerospace and automotive engineering to mechanical and core operations, with a qualifications portfolio that caters for the full spectrum of technologies from leading edge to long standing.

We offer qualifications in …

  • automotive engineering
  • aerospace engineering
  • business improvement techniques
  • electrical and electrical engineering
  • engineering leadership
  • fabrication and welding
  • high integrity welding
  • manufacturing processes
  • materials and metal processing
  • marine engineering
  • research and development
  • maintenance engineering
  • tool-making, woodworking, pattern and model-making.

These qualifications cover Levels 1-4, and enable learners to achieve professional recognition from a range of industry organisations such as the Engineering Council, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Institute of Mechanical Engineers, and Institute of Cast Metal Engineers.

EAL qualifications in engineering and manufacturing can lead to employment as …

  • Welder
  • Pipe fitter




  • Automotive engineer
  • Quality control inspector
  • CAD draughtsperson
  • Engineering maintenance fitter
  • Sheet metal worker
  • Engineering operative.