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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 [...]

Implementation workshop: Food & Drink Process Operator Apprenticeship Standards

By | April 4th, 2017|Uncategorised|

In May 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 [...]

Bakery qualifications consultation event

By | April 4th, 2017|Uncategorised|

Calling all bakery centres! We are running a bakery qualification consultation event in the last week of April. 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 Apprenticeship Standards have [...]

New Level 2 Food Manufacturing Excellence (FME) released

By | March 30th, 2017|Food & Drink, Qualifications|

At Occupational Awards Limited we have just released a new Level 2 Food Manufacturing Excellence (FME) qualification, for the food & drink manufacturing industry. The qualification has been developed as a result of consultation with qualification users. It also takes into account the new 2016 National Occupational Standards (NOS). How is it better? The [...]

Food safety, HACCP and allergen awareness qualifications package released

By | March 28th, 2017|Approved Centres, Food & Drink, Qualifications, Uncategorised|

Following the strengthening of our food industry qualifications team, we have developed and released a fresh package of food safety qualifications for industry. We now offer a range of level 2 and 3 food safety, HACCP and allergen awareness qualifications. At OAL we have essentially placed the control with our centres. This makes the [...]

Qualifications, assessment and marketing experts join growing team at Occupational Awards Limited

By | March 23rd, 2017|Apprenticeship, Food & Drink, Press Release, Qualifications|

This month, the team at Occupational Awards Limited (OAL) welcomed two familiar faces from the world of food industry qualifications and apprenticeships. The appointment of ex-FDQ Director, Derek Williams as Standards and Quality Director and Sarah Marshall, also ex-FDQ, as a Senior Marketing and Key Accounts Manager is part of a broader strategy to [...]

Silentnight marks National Apprenticeship Week with ten new vacancies

By | March 3rd, 2017|Apprenticeship, Furniture|

The UK’s leading bed manufacturer, Silentnight has announced plans to take on ten new apprentices in 2017 to mark National Apprenticeship Week (6th-10th March). The award-winning scheme, now in its sixth year, will see the newly announced intake join the business in July this year. The Lancashire-based bed maker will bring the apprentices into [...]