Approved centres

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 [...]

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 [...]

2018-08-17T11:02:32+00:0026th October 2017|Apprenticeships, Approved centres, Food & drink industry|

Yvette Boland joins the OAL team

We are delighted to announce that Yvette Boland joined us this month as our new Development Manager. Yvette is well-known and well-respected in the sector, so we are sure that her appointment will be a popular one. Having worked with much of the OAL team in a previous role, hers is a very popular [...]

Implementation workshop: Food and drink process operator apprenticeship standards

On Tuesday 3rd October we are running a free of charge apprenticeship standards implementation workshop, especially for the food & drink industry. This is designed for those who are working either for food and drink employers or for training providers, colleges or universities. Who would benefit from the event: Trainers Assessors Internal Quality Assurers Training, HR [...]

New Level 2 Food Manufacturing Excellence (FME) released

At Occupational Awards Limited we have just released a new Level 2 Food Manufacturing Excellence (FME) qualification, for the food & drink manufacturing industry. The qualification has been developed as a result of consultation with qualification users. It also takes into account the new 2016 National Occupational Standards (NOS). How is it better? The [...]

Enter the Furniture Makers 2017 Apprentice Award now!

Rewarding promising apprentices Do you employ an exceptional apprentice that you want to reward? The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, is calling for entries for a new award that will recognise the efforts and career progression of apprentices working in the furnishing industry. The Apprentice Award is open to anyone studying and working towards a [...]

2018-08-17T11:02:34+00:009th August 2017|Apprenticeships, Approved centres, Furniture industry|

Important news for all shopfitters

Occupational Awards Limited has been working with the National Association of Shopfitters, a number of employers and Didac Ltd to develop a new shopfitting installation qualification to meet SICCS card requirements.  This follows the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) withdrawal of the Construction Related Occupation (CRO) Card.The new qualification will allow installers to apply for the SICCS Card and gain [...]

Level 2 bakery consultation open

Calling all bakery centres! We are currently running a bakery qualification consultation. This consultation will close on Friday 7th July 2017. Background The current suites of bakery qualifications for both Apprenticeships and Full-time Study Programmes date back to QCF developments in 2010. Since that time we have seen the QCF disappear and new Baker [...]

2018-08-17T11:02:35+00:009th June 2017|Approved centres, Food & drink industry, Qualifications|

Level 3 Food Technology qualification now live!

On Friday 28th April, we received notification from Ofqual that the OAL Level 3 Diploma in Food Technology – 603/1389/4 had been accredited. This qualification opened for registrations on 1st May 2017. We are delighted to say that within an hour of the qualification being accredited, we received qualification approval applications from two of our centres! We [...]

Food and drink apprenticeship implementation workshop – May

Implementation workshop: Food & Drink Process Operator Apprenticeship Standards In May we are running a free of charge apprenticeship standards implementation workshop, especially for the food & drink industry. This is designed for those who are working either for food and drink employers or for training providers, colleges or universities. Who would benefit from [...]