2007

Edexcel centre status achieved for the delivery of Higher Education courses. HNC/HND approvals through Edexcel and forged agreements with Bolton University as an “Engineering feeder college.”

Leyden-Kirby Group Ltd, PNC Group Ltd and EEF North West collaborative agreements forged to develop Intellectual Property in specialised areas. Leyden-Kirby are environmental specialists with business in asbestos removal and other waste management.

Libyan, Environmental General Authority (EGA) sends 26 delegates on an intensive 26 week environmental scientific course designed by OLC and delivered in partnership with academic staff from Salford, Liverpool, Bolton, Manchester and Brunel Universities.

Over 8 years have built Intellectual Property of over 300 courses with proven pedigree and approvals [Business and Management; Science and Engineering; Environmental; Quality; Health and Safety; Information Security Systems].

Establishment of Centres of Organisational Excellence in China, Wuhan University; in Dubai, UAE, Wollongong University Campus. Third centre to start in Tripoli, Libya in March 2008.

The Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH) work in partnership with OLC to develop a “management and leadership in health and safety” programme.

March 2007 OLC purchase The Old County Police Station, Bolton and now have facilities that include over 30 training rooms, a Moot Court, a library, Engineering workshops and 2 fully equipped ICT suites.

Vestas Blades UK Ltd are the first OLC (Europe) Ltd client to have staff obtain Graduate Certificates delivered by OLC and (awarded by University of Salford.) Also, OLC partner with EEFNW to deliver Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM level 5) programme to Vestas continuous improvement teams.