Awarding qualifications and assessing apprentices

There are two distinct strands to our business; our awarding organisation; and our apprentice assessment organisation.
Thanks to our dual status we are able to offer a strong and streamlined service to employers, training providers and colleges alike.

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

Access our qualifications & expertise:

Achieving centre status with us means that you can provide our regulated qualifications to learners. Our centre approval application has 4 steps. These are detailed within the Centre approval guidance document available here. We recommend that all prospective customers read these thoroughly before embarking on centre approval with us.

In order to start the centre approval application process please click the apply now button below and complete the enquiry form.

We have a strong stable of approved centres which includes training, providers, colleges and universities who can deliver the qualifications you need.

To start the process to become an approved centre submit your enquiry form today.

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We offer a range of EPA services to support employers and training providers at this new and critical stage of the apprentice journey.


Whether you are an employer, a training provider or a college you can appoint us as your EPA organisation to gain access to our effective and efficient end-point assessment service. Appointing us is easy, apply now to get started today.

If you are a training provider or college with outstanding facilities, they could be recognised as a formal EPA facility. This could generate an additional income stream for your organisation as others can then use your site for official end-point assessment. We have the powers to formally recognise your facility.

To access our EPA services fill in our enquiry form today.

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Independent Assessors

We at Occupational Awards Limited (OAL) are seeking industry experts to become Independent Assessors and join our team. An Independent Assessor is someone who tests apprentices in their chosen industry to ensure they have reached the required standard of competency and can move ahead in their selected career path.

Each Independent Assessor with the OAL varies from job to job, but a key requirement for all assessors is that they must be an expert in their field. Meaning, they must have previously worked and have gained substantial experience in the particular industry they are assessing.

We are currently looking for people with experience in retail, furniture manufacturing, warehousing, customer services and across the food industry.

We would like to encourage anyone looking to develop a new part-time career to get in touch and explore what local opportunities are on offer. Full training will be provided and those successful will be able to work from home with occasional travel across the UK.

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Want to know more?

We hope that you have found everything you need, if not please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can get in touch by emailing, calling or filing out our contact form.
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