Industries & Sectors

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|

Retail apprenticeships: Transforming progression routes in the industry with over 10,000 apprentices on the new standards

Leading retail employers have been working tirelessly over the last four years to develop apprenticeship standards that form structured career progression routes in retail to help professionalise the workforce, raise the profile of retail careers and help challenge perceptions. With 10,000 apprentices now on the new standards, employers are starting to reap the benefits. [...]

2019-06-24T17:23:19+01:005th March 2019|Apprenticeships, Retail Industry|

Success for Apprentices on Team Leader Standard

Awarding Organisation and End Point Assessment Organisation, Occupational Awards Limited (OAL), have recently completed a number of End Point Assessments (EPAs) for specialist training provider Didac, who have been delivering the Team Leader/Supervisor standard for timber experts James Donaldson & Sons Ltd. The Team Leader/Supervisor standard, which runs over two years, is an intermediate [...]

2019-06-25T09:52:02+01:0019th February 2019|Apprenticeships, End-point assessment, Leadership & Management|

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|

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 [...]

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 [...]