Furniture industry

Consultation to develop Level 3 Furniture Apprenticeship Standard – Your support is needed

The Employer Trailblazer Group led by Senator International has made a submission to Government to develop a new Level 3 Furniture Apprenticeship Standard.  We now need your support to enable us to continue with this development. Pledging your support is easy, please click on the link below and complete the short online survey: https://consult.education.gov.uk/apprenticeships/eoinov2016/ The [...]

2016-12-07T08:07:23+01:007th December 2016|Approved centres, Furniture industry|

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 [...]

Furniture Manufacturer Apprenticeship Standard and Assessment Plan Gets Ministerial Approval

We are pleased to announce that the new Furniture Manufacturer Apprenticeship Standard and Assessment Plan which has been developed by employers has been approved and is available for delivery.  The standard includes the following occupations: General Furniture Manufacturer Bed Manufacturer Modern Upholsterer Furniture Finisher Fitted Furniture Installer Furniture Restorer Modern Furniture Service Repairer Foam Convertor [...]

2019-06-25T09:33:28+01:0014th September 2016|Apprenticeships, Furniture industry|

OAL Launches New Furniture Industry Qualifications

Pictured: Jon Nuttall at My Fathers Heart Occupational Awards has been working closely with the furniture industry to develop a suite of new qualifications at Level 2. These qualifications cover a range of occupations within the industry, including for the first time Bed Making, Modern Furniture Service Repair and Foam Conversion and Upholstery Cushion Interior [...]

2016-08-12T15:43:53+01:0012th August 2016|Furniture industry, Press Release, Qualifications|

MBE for Furniture Making Lecturer

Christian Notley, Furniture Making Lecturer at Chichester College, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to WorldSkills at Leipzig 2013 and Sao Paulo 2015. Christian is the UK WorldSkills training manager for cabinet making and has coached two British entrants, to gold in successive competitions.  Christian [...]

2016-08-05T10:56:28+01:005th August 2016|Furniture 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 [...]

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|