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OAL approved to offer EPA for 21 apprenticeship standards

Occupational Awards Limited is now approved to offer specialist EPA services for as many as 21 individual apprenticeship standards. These include apprenticeships relating to food and drink, furniture manufacture as well as many cross sector apprenticeships such as retailer and supply chain warehouse operative. We now proudly offer apprenticeship EPA services for the following [...]

Implementing apprenticeship standards with ease – event announcement

We are delighted to announce that Occupational Awards Limited (OAL) is teaming up with sister organisation the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD) to run a special apprenticeship standards provider event on Tuesday 12th December 2017. The event is aimed at all training providers, colleges and employer providers delivering or planning to [...]

2017-10-26T18:09:17+00:00 26th October 2017|Apprenticeships, Approved centres, Food & drink industry|

Level 2 baker apprenticeship qualification launched

The new OAL level 2 bakery qualification is now live  and open for learner registrations, following a period of industry consultation and development. This level 2 diploma in bakery supports vocational skills, knowledge and behaviours provision for the baker apprenticeship standard; meaning it is the mandated qualification for the baker apprenticeship standard. It is [...]

2017-10-17T15:16:17+00:00 17th October 2017|Apprenticeships, Bakery, Food & drink industry, Qualifications|

Yvette Boland joins the OAL team

We are delighted to announce that Yvette Boland joined us this month as our new Development Manager. Yvette is well-known and well-respected in the sector, so we are sure that her appointment will be a popular one. Having worked with much of the OAL team in a previous role, hers is a very popular [...]

Implementation workshop: Food and drink process operator apprenticeship standards

On Tuesday 3rd 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, HR [...]

OAL’s apprentice end-point assessment offer grows

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 [...]

2017-09-06T11:47:40+00:00 15th August 2017|Uncategorised|

New Level 2 Food Manufacturing Excellence (FME) released

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 [...]

Enter the Furniture Makers 2017 Apprentice Award now!

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 a [...]

2017-09-11T20:45:45+00:00 9th August 2017|Apprenticeships, Approved centres, Furniture industry|

Important news for all shopfitters

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 Construction Related Occupation (CRO) Card.The new qualification will allow installers to apply for the SICCS Card and gain [...]

2017-10-10T14:03:01+00:00 3rd August 2017|Approved centres, Furniture industry, Press Release, Qualifications|

Level 2 bakery consultation open

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 [...]

2017-08-24T20:57:34+00:00 9th June 2017|Approved centres, Food & drink industry, Qualifications|