Why choose OAL for qualifications?

OAL has long-standing strong employer relationships which supports the design and development of all our products.  We focus on helping our customers to support their learners achieve success in their chosen occupational field.

We have created vocational qualifications that continue to meet the changing needs of businesses.

  • Industry led qualifications specialist in Food and Drink and Furniture.
  • Excellent employer relationships supporting businesses to address training and development needs.
  • Qualifications that have been designed and developed with the industry leading the way.
  • We provide great support through industry designed materials.
  • Our key objective is high quality customer service.
  • We pride ourselves on our personalised and responsive External Quality Assurance (EQA) team.

From food to furniture…a diverse portfolio.

We offer a strong and incredibly diverse portfolio of qualifications. Each individual qualification is designed to precisely meet the needs of the unique industries we serve. This portfolio ranges from food manufacturing excellence to food technology; bed making to wood machining; health & safety to learning & assessment to name but a few.  Our qualification products and clients alike are supported by an expert team of sector specialists.

Qualifications portfolio

Food & drink
Health & safety
Learning & assessment
Cross sector

Work with us

There are a number of ways in which our customers can access our qualifications and the expert support which comes as standard.

  1. Become a centre – Achieving centre status with us means that you can provide our regulated qualifications to learners. Our centre approval application has 4 steps.
  2. Use one of our approved centres – We have a strong stable of approved centres which includes training, providers, colleges and universities who can deliver the qualifications you need.

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Looking for EPA?

Since end point assessment burst onto the apprenticeship scene our teams have been working hard to develop and refine a service which meets the needs of the industry and the apprentice.

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Latest news

Furniture Apprenticeship Success at Brockenhurst College

21st April 2020|

Although Brockenhurst College have been delivering furniture training since 2015, they only began delivering the new Furniture Manufacturer Apprenticeship standards in 2018, with their first apprentice achieving gateway and passing EPA in January this [...]

Great Customer Service at OAL

21st April 2020|

Instep, a training provider specialising in Leadership & Management Apprenticeships (Team Leader and Operations Manager), started working with OAL in the summer of 2019 after being introduced to OAL through two of the country’s [...]

Keeping End Point Assessment on Track

2nd April 2020|

To keep EPA on track we working flexibly with our EQA bodies and our customers to provide remote assessment opportunities where possible. This will enable apprentices to complete assessment remotely (even at home if [...]

OAL Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

2nd April 2020|

In response to the current Coronavirus outbreak, OAL will continue to follow the guidance as outlined by the UK Government and will review our approach on a daily basis. Currently we plan to operate [...]

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Training providers ‘feel inspired’ by OAL support

27th June 2019|

Employers’ EPA training providers report “feeling inspired” after receiving OAL support sessions. Oxfordshire based training provider Qube Learning particularly valued a session focusing on portfolios. Qube Learning’s Operations Manager Gayle Mansfield said: “I attended [...]