Role-related skills/OCSLD interventions and those commonly recommended by OCSLD

For specialist and higher level skills it is recommended that professional bodies and skills sector councils are contacted for career related qualifications routes

(This list is not exhaustive).

Skill cluster

Workshop or programme

Administration

  • NVQ Business and Administration at levels 1,2,3 (accredited by OCR via OCVC and offered through OCSLD)
  • Apprenticeship in Administration – including mature, career change option for staff already employed by Oxford Brookes
  • Minute Taking workshop (OCSLD)
  • Chairing Meetings workshop (OCSLD)
  • Time Management workshop (CMLP, OCSLD)
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL level 2) (Computer Services and OCSLD)
  • Foundation Degree in Business, Management and Communications (Brookes, Abingdon and Witney and others) (top-up to BA (Hons) available at Brookes
  • PGCERT Administration in Higher Education (AUA and Open University)

Advice and Guidance

Counselling

Customer Service

  • Customer Services Certificate (old NVQ level 2) (OCVC via OCSLD)
  • Customer Services Diploma (old NVQ level 3) (OCVC via OCSLD
  • Communicating Effectively – OCSLD workshop

Engineering/construction

  • Performing Engineering Operations level 2 (apprentice framework) (OCSLD and various FE)
  • Engineering NVQ 3 (advanced apprenticeship framework) (OCSLD and FE)
  • Engineering NVQ 4 (higher apprenticeship framework) (OCSLD and FE)

Engineering/science and support technologies

  • Laboratory Technician level 3 (Advanced Apprenticeship framework (LATA) (OCSLD and FE)
  • BTEC National and Advanced science units (OCSLD with FE)

Estates and land services

  • Cleaning Building Interiors NVQ 2 (OCSLD and OCVC)
  • Front of House NVQ 2 (freestanding NVQ or apprenticeship framework including mature apprentices already employed by Brookes
  • Professional Cookery NVQ 2 (freestanding NVQ or apprenticeship framework including mature or career change apprentices already in employment at Brookes)
  • Professional Cookery NVQ 3 (freestanding NVQ or apprenticeship framework including mature or career change apprentices already in employment at Brookes
  • CIEH Health and Safety level 2 and 3 (OCSLD and OCVC)
  • Construction Industry Health and Safety certificate
  • Maintenance Skills upgrades workshops - Painting and decorating basics, Carpentry basics (OCSLD and John Laing training LTD)
  • Housekeeping NVQ 2 (OCSLD and OCVC) 
  • Caretaker NVQ 2 (OCSLD and B-Skill) (workbased route)
  • COPC (BICS)10 Steps Cleaning (OCSLD and Cleanwise Ltd)
  • Amenity Horticulture NVQ 2 (Abingdon and Witney) (free standing and apprentice framework including mature staff already employed at Brookes)

Finance

  • AAT certificate level 2, diploma level 3 and diploma level 4 (OCVC, and AAT via Abingdon and Witney College)
  • AAT accelerated (mature apprentice) framework level 2 and 3 combined (OCSLD, OCVC)
  • Finance for non-financial managers (workshop – CMLP, OCSLD)
  • Starter Manager (workshop – OCSLD/HR/Finance)

Health and well-being support

 Hospitality

  • Customer Services Certificate (old NVQ level 2) (OCVC via OCSLD)
  • Customer Services Diploma (old NVQ level 3) (OCVC via OCSLD
  • Communicating Effectively – OCSLD workshop
  • Cleaning Building Interiors NVQ 2 – (OCSLD and OCVC)
  • Front of House NVQ 2 (freestanding NVQ or apprenticeship framework including mature apprentices already employed by Brookes
  • Professional Cookery NVQ 2 (freestanding NVQ or apprenticeship framework including mature or career change apprentices already in employment at Brookes)
  • Professional Cookery NVQ 3 (freestanding NVQ or apprenticeship framework including mature or career change apprentices already in employment at Brookes
  • CIEH Health and Safety level 2 and 3 (OCSLD and OCVC)

 Human Resources

Information Technology and Media Services

 Legal services

  • Managing Lawfully workshop (OCSLD/CMLP)
  • Data Protection workshop
  • NVQ Business and Administration at levels 1,2,3 have specialist legal units (accredited by OCR via OCVC and offered through OCSLD)

 Library services

 

  • Library and Information Services Certificate – old NVQ 2 and 3
  • CILIP LIS Awards

 Management

Marketing and Sales

 

 Research 

Teaching and Learning Support

  • Effective Presentations workshop (OCSLD)
  • CDis (OCSLD)
  • PGCertHE (OCSLD)
  • Developing Professional Practice Award (Staff Development Foundation)
  • Staff and Organisation Development Award (SDF)
  • Leading Staff and Organisation Development Award ( SDF)
  • Associate Teachers Course (OCSLD)
  • Supervising and Managing Student Research (OCSLD)