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Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) celebrates stellar apprentice

RSC Apprentice, Ruth Taylor, is celebrating outstanding success on her Customer Service (Ticketing) apprenticeship, having scored the maximum marks possible across all elements in the end-point assessment. Ruth (22) from Worcestershire decided to join the RSC apprenticeship as she wanted to build a career at the esteemed theatre company. [...]

2020-02-12T10:46:35+00:005th February 2020|Apprenticeships, End-point assessment|

Interactive sales training course draws praise

An interactive sales training course, designed specially for the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom sector, was praised by delegates for its clear business benefits and easy-to-understand presentation. The course, Accredited Customer Engagement Training, was organised by Acres Consultancy Limited, and assessed by OAL, to enable business owners, designers and sales [...]

2019-09-03T16:37:36+01:0018th September 2019|Uncategorised|

‘Lights, camera, action,’ for new Creative Venue Technician apprenticeship

It was ‘Lights, camera, action’ for the UK’s trailblazing Creative Venue Technician (CVT) apprenticeship standard recently, as six apprentices from events supplier White Light Ltd completed the UK’s first CVT End Point Assessment, carried out by OAL. The new apprenticeship is designed to support those developing a career as technicians [...]

2019-09-03T16:05:52+01:0012th September 2019|Uncategorised|

Training providers ‘feel inspired’ by OAL support

Employers’ EPA training providers report “feeling inspired” after receiving OAL support sessions. Oxfordshire based training provider Qube Learning particularly valued a session focusing on portfolios. Qube Learning’s Operations Manager Gayle Mansfield said: “I attended the session with little idea of what would be involved but left feeling inspired and a lot more prepared to [...]

2019-06-24T17:27:36+01:0027th June 2019|End-point assessment, Why OAL?|

Burnley College appreciated OAL’s constant contact

Constant contact with the OAL team was of “great significance” in facilitating the training provided by Burnley College to furniture manufacturer The Senator Group and bed maker Silentnight Group, as part of their Apprenticeship Furniture Standard. Burnley College Trainer Assessor Martin McDonagh-Kelly singled out close contact with OAL as making a pivotal contribution over [...]

2019-06-24T16:59:54+01:0018th June 2019|Apprenticeships, Furniture industry|

Occupational Assessment Tool helps apprenticeship planning

Matching the right person with the right apprenticeship has become easier and more effective for employers thanks to a new Occupational Assessment Tool (OAT), developed by OAL’s sister company the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink. The tool enables employers to measure candidates’ current level of skills, knowledge and behaviours compared with the [...]

2019-06-25T09:37:34+01:0010th June 2019|Support and guidance, Why OAL?|

WEBS Training achieves two EPA distinctions

WEBS Training Ltd has praised OAL’s guidance after the first two apprentices it trained achieved distinction grades in the Apprenticeship Furniture Standard. The company announced on its website: “Through hard work and dedication of all involved, we are proud to announce that the first two WEBS learners to go through the end point assessment [...]

2019-06-24T17:15:49+01:005th June 2019|End-point assessment|