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More Firsts for Occupational Awards

By | June 14th, 2016|Furniture, Health and Safety, International, Press Release, Qualifications, Wood|

It’s been a busy few weeks for everyone here at OAL and we are delighted to announce more firsts! First International Certificates Issued OAL has been working with Viglacera Assessment Centre in Vietnam to develop and deliver qualifications. The first 29 learners have now completed their qualifications.   The learners will be presented with their certificates [...]

Our First International Centre

By | June 9th, 2016|International, Press Release, Qualifications|

Occupational Awards is pleased to announce that we have approved our first International Centre, we have been working Viglacera based in Vietnam to support the set-up of their centre, develop qualifications and certificate their Assessors and Internal Quality Assurers. OAL worked with many people all over the country to develop vocational qualifications for Vietnam in [...]

OAL celebrates 1 year of delivering industry skills

By | June 7th, 2016|Furniture, Health and Safety, Press Release, Qualifications, Wood|

Occupational Awards Ltd is celebrating the milestone of its first birthday… and what a great year it has been! As a specialist awarding organisation, developing and awarding regulated qualifications across a range of industrial sectors, OAL’s journey as a new business has been positively fast-moving and highly rewarding for all. OAL Managing Director, Lisa Williamson [...]

CSCS Cards for Worktop Installers to replace CRO Card

By | April 28th, 2016|Furniture, Press Release, Qualifications|

The CSCS Card requirements are changing with the withdrawal of the CRO (Construction Related Occupations) Cards. Occupational Awards (OAL) has been working with the industry and CSCS and has agreed a new Occupation and qualification for Worktop Installers. Those wishing to apply for the CSCS Card must achieve the OAL Level 2 NVQ Diploma in [...]

April Health and Safety News

By | April 7th, 2016|Health and Safety|

Automotive company fined after worker loses finger 21st March 2016 A Birmingham-based automotive company has been fined after a worker lost his finger. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard how a welder at Lander Automotives Limited was expected to work on a variety of jobs as required by production. While he was working on a machine [...]

OAL Qualifications Confirmed for SFA Legal Entitlement Funding

By | March 30th, 2016|Press Release, Qualifications|

The following OAL qualifications have been confirmed by the Skills Funding Agency Legal Entitlement Funding for 2016-17: 601/6657/5 - Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Furniture and Wood Processing Technician (CNC Machining) 601/7047/5 - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Machining (Furniture) 601/7607/6 - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Furniture Making 601/7611/8 - Level 2 NVQ [...]

Occupational Awards issues first certificates

By | March 16th, 2016|Health and Safety, Press Release, Qualifications|

Occupational Awards Ltd, a new awarding organisation that develops and awards regulated qualifications across a range of sectors, has issued the first batch of certificates for learners of its first approved centre, Didac Limited. OAL has been working closely with employers, colleges and training providers since it’s set up in May 2015 to deliver high [...]

March Health and Safety News

By | March 11th, 2016|Health and Safety, Qualifications|

Manufacturing company and director fined for safety failings 11 February 2016 A manufacturing company based in Shrewsbury and its director have been fined after an empty 45 gallon steel drum once containing flammable liquid caught fire and exploded when being cut in half. http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/manufacturing-company-and-director-fined-for-safety-failings/ Firm fined after operator injured in “Binder” press 9 February [...]

January Health and Safety News

By | February 1st, 2016|Health and Safety, Qualifications|

Firm fined after worker’s hand was caught in machinery 12 January 2016 A Northampton luxury kitchen manufacturer, Bespoke in Oak Limited, was sentenced on 12 January 2016 after a worker had two fingers amputated following an industrial accident. The incident occurred on 31st October 2014 when the worker caught his dominant right hand on [...]

OAL Qualifications now part of the Wood & Timber Apprenticeships

By | December 2nd, 2015|Press Release, Qualifications|

Occupational Awards is pleased to announce that the following Wood and Timber qualifications have been added to the Wood & Timber Processing and Merchants Apprenticeship Framework: Level 2 • OAL Level 2 Award In Timber & Panel Products And Their Uses 601/7618/0 • OAL Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Engineered Wood 601/7632/5 • OAL Level [...]