Become an Approved Centre

If you are interested in offering Occupational Awards Ltd qualifications, you will need to become an Approved Centre. This section provides information and guidance on the approval process and has the appropriate application forms available to download.

Occupational Awards Ltd offers vocational qualifications in England and Northern Ireland as well as Internationally. Our competence-based and knowledge-based qualifications are nationally recognised and regulated by the Regulatory Authority: the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).

You can download the Centre Approval Pack or contact a member of our Customer Service Team for more information.

Register to become an approved centre

Why us?

Occupational Awards expects the highest standards from its staff in the delivery of customer service. We aim to provide the best possible service to support our customers at all stages of the qualifications process.
Our qualifications are developed from, or related to, National Occupational Standards to ensure that they accurately reflect the skills needed to work effectively in specific occupations and industries.
As a regulated Awarding Organisation, we are passionate about providing qualifications that are relevant to the needs of employers and learners. Our qualifications help people to develop the skills and knowledge they need to progress at work.

It is a pleasure to work alongside the professional supportive staff of OAL. Webs deliver a number of accredited short courses through OAL and  offering these within the furniture industry.

Lorraine Jameson, Head of Business and Quality Assurance, Webs Training Limited

Didac decided to move their qualification offer to OAL to ensure that the current and future qualifications remain robust and continue to meet needs of industry and their learners. Since becoming approved, OAL have continued to impress us as a provider.

Jon Gibson, Managing Director, Didac Ltd

If you want something different, you have to do something different…

Providers and employers choose to deliver skills impact using OAL qualifications Become an OAL Approved Centre today and you will be able to deliver our high quality, industry defined qualifications throughout the UK.OAL Approved Centres enjoy:

  • Access to and support from the best industry experienced team of External Quality Assurers
  • Being involved in qualification development, including bespoke/employer specific qualifications
  • Friendly and supportive customer services team to help you when you need it
  • An easy life by accessing our smart online portal
  • Working with an industry based organisation that understands industry

Process Summary

Read our Centre Approval Documentation

As a first step, please review the approval documents included in our Centre Approval Pack . Our Approved Centre Guide has all of the details of the Approved Centre Criteria that you will need to meet.

Register for the OAL Centre Portal

You need to register for the OAL Centre Portal. Once registered you can download the Centre Approval Form.

Desktop Approval

OAL has introduced a new desktop centre approval process for centres that are already approved by another awarding organisation for the qualifications they wish to offer through OAL.

Download an overview for Centre Approval Desktop

EQA Visit Approval

Where centres are not eligible for desktop approval an EQA Visit will be required for centre approval.

Download an overview for Centre Approval (Visit)

Approved Centres

OAL issues all Approved Centres with an Approved Centre Certificate to show that they have met the required criteria and are able to offer our qualifications.  We’re looking forward to issuing yours!

Information Pack

Find out out everything you need to know about becoming an OAL Approved Centre