Christmas closure and final certificate run of 2018

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Occupational Awards Limited We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team for all your support throughout 2018. We are all looking forward to the New Year, and want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Christmas closure and final certificate run [...]

2018-12-12T11:56:11+00:0012th December 2018|Uncategorised|

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 [...]

2018-12-14T12:13:21+00:0031st October 2018|Uncategorised|

National Occupational Standards (NOS) Online Consultations

Industry skills body the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink and BFM are urging businesses to have their say on the review of National Occupational Standards (NOS), in areas varying from specialist sub-sectors.  Employer involvement will ensure the benchmark industry standards of performance and effective working keep pace with changing industry needs. NOS [...]

2018-12-14T12:15:28+00:0015th October 2018|Uncategorised|

OAL’s apprentice end-point assessment offer grows

We are delighted to announce that today we received official approval from the Education and Skills Funding Agency to offer end-point assessment for four more food industry relevant standards. Our end-point assessment approval now includes: Food and drink process operator Advanced food and drink process operator Food technologist Food and drink maintenance engineer Leadership & management [...]

2018-08-17T11:02:34+00:0015th August 2017|Uncategorised|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2016-09-14T08:43:40+00:0014th September 2016|Uncategorised|

Health and Safety still a priority for UK Companies

More than a million people are being made ill by their work, costing the UK more than £14.3 billion, according to new figures from the Health and Safety Executive. The UK is one of the safest places to work in Europe, but an estimated 27.3 million working days were still lost because of work-related ill health or [...]

2015-11-12T09:34:18+00:0012th November 2015|Uncategorised|