Apprenticeships

Furniture Manufacturer Apprenticeship Standard implementation workshop

As the only awarding and end-point assessment organisation offering the furniture manufacturer standards we take our responsibilities to support the industry very seriously. Therefore, in August we are running a free of charge apprenticeship standard implementation workshop, especially for the furniture industry. This is designed for those who are working either for furniture employers [...]

OAL approved to offer EPA for Improvement and SHE

Occupational Awards Limited is now approved to offer specialist EPA services for Safety, Health & Environment Technician, Improvement Practitioner and Improvement Technician This means we now proudly offer apprenticeship EPA services for the following 24 standards: Food and drink process operator Food and drink advanced process operator Butcher Advanced butcher Advanced dairy technologist Baker [...]

Calling industry experts – apprentices need your help

The new apprenticeship standards now include end-point assessments at the end of the apprenticeship.  Occupational Awards Limited (OAL) are now seeking industry experts who are willing to become independent assessors to join our team. If you are interested in finding out more or wish to apply for the role please contact us today. More [...]

2018-06-12T14:27:27+00:00 12th June 2018|Apprenticeships, End-point assessment, Press Release|

Occupational Awards Limited (OAL) GDPR Statement

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a significant piece of European legislation which will come into force on 25th May 2018 (. It builds on existing data protection laws, strengthening the rights that EU individuals have over their personal data, and creating a single data protection approach across Europe. How will OAL comply [...]

End-to-end butchery apprenticeship service and quals live!

Minced meat on butcher paper with basil and pepper, selective focus The OAL qualifications development team has been hard at work to craft two brand new level 2 qualifications to support the butcher apprenticeship standard. The newly released qualifications include a level 2 diploma in butchery and a level 2 diploma in [...]

When, when, how, why of EPA at OAL

End-point assessment (EPA) is such a new entrant to the apprenticeship world; sometimes throwing up challenge and confusion. We know that providers and employers alike are hungry for information and clarity in a bid to prepare their business and their apprentice fully for success. Therefore, at OAL we have put together a factsheet with [...]

OAL approved to offer EPA for 21 apprenticeship standards

Occupational Awards Limited is now approved to offer specialist EPA services for as many as 21 individual apprenticeship standards. These include apprenticeships relating to food and drink, furniture manufacture as well as many cross sector apprenticeships such as retailer and supply chain warehouse operative. We now proudly offer apprenticeship EPA services for the following [...]

Implementing apprenticeship standards with ease – event announcement

We are delighted to announce that Occupational Awards Limited (OAL) is teaming up with sister organisation the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD) to run a special apprenticeship standards provider event on Tuesday 12th December 2017. The event is aimed at all training providers, colleges and employer providers delivering or planning to [...]

2017-10-26T18:09:17+00:00 26th October 2017|Apprenticeships, Approved centres, Food & drink industry|

Level 2 baker apprenticeship qualification launched

The new OAL level 2 bakery qualification is now live  and open for learner registrations, following a period of industry consultation and development. This level 2 diploma in bakery supports vocational skills, knowledge and behaviours provision for the baker apprenticeship standard; meaning it is the mandated qualification for the baker apprenticeship standard. It is [...]

2017-10-17T15:16:17+00:00 17th October 2017|Apprenticeships, Bakery, Food & drink industry, Qualifications|