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Why choose OAL?

Best training sessions

Thank you for a really comprehensive and well administered session. That’s the best Zoom training session I’ve had!  You kept to time and kept the energy high, thank you!

Jonathan Cooper

Learning Curve Group – great customer service

OAL has great customer service. They have ensured that as a training provider, we understand all aspects of good end-point assessment and gave robust IAG to tailor our approach to getting it right first time

Leanne Buyers

Qube Learning – working in partnership

It is refreshing to see a training provider and end-point assessment organisation working in partnership to help ensure the student and employer have the best possible EPA experience. OAL have been incredibly responsive, flexible and willing to help, by whatever means, to remove any fears about EPAs and to focus on the key elements.

John Bullock

Travis Perkins – OAL Expertise

We are delighted to be working with Occupational Awards Limited on the end-point assessment for a number of Apprenticeships at Travis Perkins. We knew they were the right organisation for us to work with quite quickly, we were blown away by the amount of expertise in the room. We are sure that OAL will add an extra layer of quality to our already excellent Apprenticeship programmes.

Louise Powell

Didac – OAL continue to impress

At Didac we decided to move our 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.

Jon Gibson

End-point assessment at OAL

This is where the two strands of our business come together to drive the future of key industry sectors in England.  As an apprentice assessment organisation we offer a one-stop-shop for flexible and efficient end-point apprentice assessment services.

We are approved by the ESFA to offer EPA for a large number of apprenticeship standards to support our focus industries – food & drink and furniture manufacture.

Food & drink industry

Furniture & wood industry

Cross sector

Administration, leadership and management

Our qualifications

We offer a diverse portfolio of qualifications to precisely meet the needs of the key industries we serve.

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Awarding qualifications and assessing apprentices

There are two distinct strands to our business.
Thanks to our dual status we are able to offer a strong and streamlined service to employers, training providers and colleges alike.


There are a number of ways in which our customers can access our qualifications and the expert support which comes as standard.

  1. Become a centre – Achieving centre status with us means that you can provide our regulated qualifications to learners. Our centre approval application has 4 steps.
  2. Use one of our approved centres – We have a strong stable of approved centres which includes training, providers, colleges and universities who can deliver the qualifications you need.

End Point Assessment

We offer a range of EPA services to support employers and training providers at this new and critical stage of the apprentice journey.

  1. Appoint us as your EPA organisation – Whether you are an employer, a training provider or a college you can appoint us as your EPA organisation to gain access to our effective and efficient end-point assessment service. Appointing us is easy, apply now to get started today.
  2. Have your facility recognised for EPA – If you are a training provider or college with outstanding facilities, they could be recognised as a formal EPA facility.
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Support and guidance

Everything you need to know about qualifications, end-point assessment, apprenticeship standards and more…

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