In July the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink acquired Occupational Awards Limited (OAL), an awarding organisation owned by the Sector Skills Council for furniture and wood manufacturing. This acquisition will allow NSAFD to further support the food and drink industry through the awarding of industry approved qualifications and focused end-point assessment products and services to support food apprentices.
Justine Fosh, CEO of NSAFD said “This is a fantastic opportunity for the sector and the NSAFD. The alignment places us in a unique position to deliver the right offer in the right way for our sector and other manufacturing sectors. We look forward to developing a flexible and supportive organisation that will deliver real results for businesses.