Occupational Awards is pleased to announce that we have approved our first International Centre, we have been working Viglacera based in Vietnam to support the set-up of their centre, develop qualifications and certificate their Assessors and Internal Quality Assurers.

OAL worked with many people all over the country to develop vocational qualifications for Vietnam in the Ceramics, Brick and Glass industries; our experts have also put together a vocational framework which can be delivered along with a curriculum for vocational learning that enables the Viglacera to train people in a way that produces the skills the employer needs.

We have also certificated production staff to be Assessors and Internal Quality assurers so that they can carry out competence assessments in the workplace.

As many of you know becoming a UK approved centre is not an easy task. There are many policies that have to be set in place and procedures to follow. One of the main stipulations we had to follow was that all the submission documents had to be in English. We also had to have translations into Vietnamese available for use in the assessment process.

A great deal of the work we carried out was to ensure that they met OAL requirements and also complied with Vietnamese employment law.  Viglacera are now planning a major drive on competence and upskilling beginning in the second half of 2016.

Viglacera offers the following qualifications:

  • OAL Level 2 Diploma in Granite Tile Manufacture
  • OAL Level 2 Diploma in Ceramic Tile Manufacture
  • OAL Level 2 Diploma in Sanitary Ware Manufacture
  • OAL Level 2 Diploma in Clay Building Products Manufacture
  • OAL Level 2 Diploma in Float Glass Manufacture