Food & drink industry

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+01:009th 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 [...]

2019-06-25T09:44:26+01:005th May 2017|Approved centres, Food & drink industry, Qualifications|

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 [...]

2019-06-25T09:50:43+01:009th April 2017|Approved centres, Food & drink industry, Qualifications|

Food safety, HACCP and allergen awareness qualifications package released

Following the strengthening of our food industry qualifications team, we have developed and released a fresh package of food safety qualifications for industry. We now offer a range of level 2 and 3 food safety, HACCP and allergen awareness qualifications. At OAL we have essentially placed the control with our centres. This makes the [...]

2019-06-25T09:42:06+01:0028th March 2017|Approved centres, Food & drink industry, Qualifications|

Qualifications, assessment and marketing experts join growing team at Occupational Awards Limited

Qualifications expert joins OAL This month, the team at Occupational Awards Limited (OAL) welcomed two familiar faces from the world of food industry qualifications and apprenticeships. The appointment of ex-FDQ Director, Derek Williams as Standards and Quality Director and Sarah Marshall, also ex-FDQ, as a Senior Marketing and Key Accounts Manager is [...]

The Furniture Makers – Bridging the Gap Conference

The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, is organising a one-day conference to inform the UK furnishing industry about the implications of the forthcoming Apprenticeship Levy and wider educational issues affecting the sector. The ‘Bridging the Gap’ conference is taking place at Furniture Makers’ Hall, London on Thursday 18 May 2017. The Apprenticeship [...]

Our Commitment to the Food & Drink Industry

From Amanda Clark, Chief Executive At OAL we have been building our team and infrastructure to ensure that we meet the rapidly changing and demanding needs of industry. We have made some important and exciting appointments to further strengthen the team and look forward to announcing those in the coming months. Our commitment to the [...]

Apprenticeship Funding

From May 2017, the way apprenticeships are funded is changing.  Government have now set out how it will work. The apprenticeship reforms will support an increase in the quality and quantity of apprenticeships so that more individuals have the chance to pursue a successful career – whether this is their first step on the [...]

OAL Launches New Food & Drink Qualifications

OAL has been working with the Food & Drink Sector to develop new qualifications to support the Food & Drink Operations Apprenticeship Standard. OAL worked with the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink, their employer trailblazer group and provider members to develop the following qualifications: OAL Level 2 Diploma in Food and Drink Operations [...]

2016-08-05T11:28:06+01:005th August 2016|Food & drink industry|