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Implementation workshop: Food & Drink Process Operator Apprenticeship Standards

By | August 16th, 2017|Uncategorised|

In October we are running a free of charge apprenticeship standards implementation workshop, especially for the food & drink industry. This is designed for those who are working either for food and drink employers or for training providers, colleges or universities. Who would benefit from the event: Trainers Assessors Internal Quality Assurers Training Managers Others [...]

OAL’s apprentice end-point assessment offer grows

By | August 15th, 2017|Apprenticeship, Approved Centres, Food & Drink, Furniture, Uncategorised|

We are delighted to announce that today we received official approval from the Education and Skills Funding Agency to offer end-point assessment for four more food industry relevant standards. Our end-point assessment approval now includes: Food and drink process operator Advanced food and drink process operator Food technologist Food and drink maintenance engineer Leadership & management [...]

Calling all Shop Fitters

By | August 3rd, 2017|Uncategorised|

OAL Level 2 Diploma in Shop Fitting Installation approved for SICCS Card Occupational Awards Limited has been working with the National Association of Shopfitters, a number of employers and Didac Ltd to develop a new shopfitting installation qualification to meet SICCS card requirements.  This follows the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) withdrawal of the [...]

Level 2 Bakery qualification consultation – now open

By | July 3rd, 2017|Uncategorised|

Calling all bakery centres! We are currently running a bakery qualification consultation. This consultation will close on Friday 7th July 2017. Background The current suites of bakery qualifications for both Apprenticeships and Full-time Study Programmes date back to QCF developments in 2010. Since that time we have seen the QCF disappear and new Baker [...]

Consultation: Food and Drink Engineering Maintenance L3

By | June 29th, 2017|Uncategorised|

The first stage of consultation is now open for the the OAL Level 3 Diploma in Food and Drink Engineering Maintenance. We are keen to gather your feedback on this important industry qualification. The resultant qualification will be used to support progression of learners to: increase responsibility at work level 4 vocational qualifications in engineering, management, [...]

Level 2 Bakery qualification consultation – now open

By | June 29th, 2017|Uncategorised|

Calling all bakery centres! We are currently running a bakery qualification consultation. This consultation will close on Friday 7th July 2017. Background The current suites of bakery qualifications for both Apprenticeships and Full-time Study Programmes date back to QCF developments in 2010. Since that time we have seen the QCF disappear and new Baker [...]

Implementation workshop: Furniture Manufacturer Apprenticeship Standard

By | June 20th, 2017|Apprenticeship, Furniture|

On 12th July we are running a free of charge apprenticeship standards implementation workshop, especially for the furniture industry. This is designed for those who are working either for furniture manufacturers, training providers, colleges or universities. Who would benefit from the event: Trainers Assessors Internal Quality Assurers Training Managers Others responsible for Furniture Manufacturer [...]

Level 3 Diploma in Food Technology is live!

By | May 3rd, 2017|Apprenticeship, Food & Drink, Press Release, Qualifications|

On Friday 28th April, we received notification from Ofqual that the OAL Level 3 Diploma in Food Technology - 603/1389/4 had been accredited. This qualification opened for registrations on 1st May 2017. We are delighted to say that within an hour of the qualification being accredited, we received qualification approval applications from two of our [...]

We are recruiting independent food industry assessors

By | April 19th, 2017|Apprenticeship, Food & Drink, Press Release, Qualifications|

Exciting news! We are growing our end-point assessment team. OAL is seeking independent apprentice assessors with experience in sectors relating to all areas of food operations. For example, this could include: baking, brewing, soft drinks, snacks, meat processing, ready meals etc, etc. If you have experience and expertise in these or any related areas, and would like to [...]

Enter the Furniture Makers 2017 Apprentice Award now!

By | April 13th, 2017|Apprenticeship, Furniture, Press Release|

Rewarding promising apprentices Do you employ an exceptional apprentice that you want to reward? The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, is calling for entries for a new award that will recognise the efforts and career progression of apprentices working in the furnishing industry. The Apprentice Award is open to anyone studying and working towards [...]