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Furniture Apprenticeship Success at Brockenhurst College

Although Brockenhurst College have been delivering furniture training since 2015, they only began delivering the new Furniture Manufacturer Apprenticeship standards in 2018, with their first apprentice achieving gateway and passing EPA in January this year. Since then, they have put a further Five apprentices through EPA all of whom achieved a Distinction. We spoke [...]

2020-04-21T10:13:12+01:0021st April 2020|Uncategorised|

Great Customer Service at OAL

Instep, a training provider specialising in Leadership & Management Apprenticeships (Team Leader and Operations Manager), started working with OAL in the summer of 2019 after being introduced to OAL through two of the country’s largest Food Manufacturers, 2SFG and Greencore. OAL worked closely with Instep from day one, but as their first apprentices to [...]

2020-04-21T10:11:41+01:0021st April 2020|Uncategorised|

Landmark for food manufacturing skills as OAL assessment confirms Premier Foods’ apprentices are first to make the grade

Five Premier Foods Apprentices have become trailblazers in the truest sense of the word by becoming the first ever to undertake End Point Assessment (EPA) for the Level 3 Advanced Food & Drink Process Operator Apprenticeship Standard. Following a comprehensive apprenticeship programme, which included extensive on-the-job and off-the-job training, specialist Food and Drink End [...]

2019-06-24T17:25:28+01:0031st October 2018|Apprenticeships, End-point assessment, Food & drink industry|

More Firsts for Occupational Awards

It’s been a busy few weeks for everyone here at OAL and we are delighted to announce more firsts! First International Certificates Issued OAL has been working with Viglacera Assessment Centre in Vietnam to develop and deliver qualifications. The first 29 learners have now completed their qualifications.   The learners will be presented with their [...]

Our First International Centre

Occupational Awards is pleased to announce that we have approved our first International Centre, we have been working Viglacera based in Vietnam to support the set-up of their centre, develop qualifications and certificate their Assessors and Internal Quality Assurers. OAL worked with many people all over the country to develop vocational qualifications for Vietnam in [...]

2016-06-09T13:19:39+01:009th June 2016|International, Press Release, Qualifications|

OAL celebrates 1 year of delivering industry skills

Occupational Awards Ltd is celebrating the milestone of its first birthday… and what a great year it has been! As a specialist awarding organisation, developing and awarding regulated qualifications across a range of industrial sectors, OAL’s journey as a new business has been positively fast-moving and highly rewarding for all. OAL Managing Director, Lisa Williamson [...]

CSCS Cards for Worktop Installers to replace CRO Card

The CSCS Card requirements are changing with the withdrawal of the CRO (Construction Related Occupations) Cards. Occupational Awards (OAL) has been working with the industry and CSCS and has agreed a new Occupation and qualification for Worktop Installers. Those wishing to apply for the CSCS Card must achieve the OAL Level 2 NVQ Diploma in [...]

2016-04-28T10:05:12+01:0028th April 2016|Furniture industry, Press Release, Qualifications|

April Health and Safety News

Automotive company fined after worker loses finger 21st March 2016 A Birmingham-based automotive company has been fined after a worker lost his finger. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard how a welder at Lander Automotives Limited was expected to work on a variety of jobs as required by production. While he was working on a machine [...]

2017-02-13T16:16:16+00:007th April 2016|Health and safety|

OAL Qualifications Confirmed for SFA Legal Entitlement Funding

The following OAL qualifications have been confirmed by the Skills Funding Agency Legal Entitlement Funding for 2016-17: 601/6657/5 - Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Furniture and Wood Processing Technician (CNC Machining) 601/7047/5 - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Machining (Furniture) 601/7607/6 - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Furniture Making 601/7611/8 - Level 2 NVQ [...]

2017-02-13T16:16:16+00:0030th March 2016|Press Release, Qualifications|

Occupational Awards issues first certificates

Occupational Awards Ltd, a new awarding organisation that develops and awards regulated qualifications across a range of sectors, has issued the first batch of certificates for learners of its first approved centre, Didac Limited. OAL has been working closely with employers, colleges and training providers since it’s set up in May 2015 to deliver high [...]

2017-02-13T16:16:16+00:0016th March 2016|Health and safety, Press Release, Qualifications|