A commitment to the food & drink industry

As a business we are committed to supporting the future of the food and drink industry; our aim is to ensure we offer both qualifications and end-point assessment services across all the standards relevant to food and drink. As an awarding organisation and an apprentice assessment organisation our expert teams are able to provide a seamless one-stop-shop for apprenticeships.

Our food & drink qualifications

The OAL portfolio includes a broad range of industry qualifications from FME to food technology. Our in-house development team is constantly growing this portfolio to meet the people development needs of the food and drink industry.

Food and drink operations

Level 2 and 3 qualifications supporting the food and drink process operator apprenticeship standard.


A modern version of the highly successful FME – lean manufacturing for food. Underpins SASE framework.

Food technology

Level 3 qualification supporting the food technologist apprenticeship standard.

Food & drink engineering maintenance

Qualification to support the food and drink maintenance engineer apprenticeship standard.

Food safety and allergens

A flexible and efficient package of qualifications for the food industry.


A package of HACCP management qualifications at levels 2 and 3.


Cross-sector retail qualifications suitable for any industry.


A fresh take on level 2 bakery qualification. Designed to underpin delivery of the bakery apprenticeship standard.

Warehousing and storage

Qualifications for warehousing and storage teams across any sector.

Trade business services

Relating to stock control, ongoing sales, sales generation, account management or design services.

Butchery (coming soon)

We are in currently developing butchery qualifications to support delivery of the butchery and advanced butchery apprenticeship standards.

Food & drink EPA services

We have developed slick and effective end-point assessment services designed around the needs of  the industry and the apprentice. All those using our service will have access to a range of high quality documentation to support employer, training provider and apprentice.

Standards we offer.

We are currently approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) to offer EPA for the following apprenticeship standards:

If you want to use our end-point assessment services apply online or call 01235 432 032.

Apply today

We are committed to offering all the food & drink standards.

We hope to gain approval for the following very soon:

  • Retailer
  • Supply chain operative
  • Warehousing
  • Food supply chain professional
  • LGV driver
  • Airside operative

Your expert food & drink team

We have invested heavily in our food & drink teams to ensure we can bring you the very best of the best at a time of significant change within the sector.

Derek Williams
Derek WilliamsAwarding Director
Amanda Clark
Amanda ClarkChief Executive
Sally Worsley-Speck
Sally Worsley-SpeckLead Food EQA & End-Point Assessment IQA
Yvette Boland
Yvette BolandDevelopment Manager
Sarah Marshall
Sarah MarshallMarketing & Key Accounts
Lisa Williamson
Lisa WilliamsonOperations & Quality - Senior Manager
Cathy Hough
Cathy HoughApprentice Assessment Associate

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