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’s suite of railway engineering qualifications has been developed to meet the growing demand for skilled workers in the rail sector, as well as deliver the knowledge to promote safe working environments for the future. They have been designed to sit within the latest apprenticeship frameworks, making them a flexible option for any business specialising in the rail sector.

EAL’s unrivalled engineering knowledge and experience is what sets us apart and underpins our suite of rail qualifications.

The railway engineering qualifications feature in the latest Enginuity apprenticeship frameworks for railway engineering, and they also map to existing mandatory railway industry standards, making them relevant for a wide range of industry needs.

We offer qualifications in …

  • electrification
  • signalling
  • telecoms
  • traction
  • rolling stock.

EAL qualifications in railway engineering cover Levels 2-3.

Our close working relationship with organisations such as the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) results in qualifications that are recognised and supported by industry and professional bodies alike.

EAL qualifications in Rail can lead to employment as ...

  • Signalling technician
  • Track maintenance engineer
  • Overhead line construction engineer
  • Traction and rolling stock technician
  • Skilled track operative