Qualifications

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 [...]

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|

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 [...]

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 [...]

2017-10-10T14:03:01+00:00 3rd August 2017|Approved centres, Furniture industry, Press Release, Qualifications|

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 [...]

2017-08-24T20:57:34+00:00 9th 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 [...]