To reflect the nature of many food businesses today, our qualifications cover the food supply chain.
Agriculture and farming are critical to providing a sustainable food source to both UK and export markets. The current focus is around sustainability, environmental issues, animal welfare and driving up food quality.
This part of the supply chain has never been more challenged by consumer and retailer demands. Therefore innovation, responsiveness and high levels of safety, hygiene and traceability are paramount.
The interface between product and consumer, this is a diverse area with increasing choice for demanding consumers. The internet continues to have a significant impact on all businesses.
This is a dynamic and fast moving industry where cost control is paramount. Automation in storage facilities is advancing rapidly and energy efficiency a major concern for transportation businesses.
I find the clarity of FDQ's qualification structures, and wording of learning outcomes and assessment criteria to be excellent.
Jane Emery - Deputy Chief Executive
Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)
We are pleased to announce that we are running an FDQ Centre Meeting & CPD Event in November. This will provide critical support to our centres in dealing with the reforms which are on the horizon.
The event is focussed on the reforms taking place in education, training, qualifications and funding.Read more
We have extended our FDQ Level 3 Proficiency in Fresh Produce Industry Skills qualifications.
The following qualifications now have a registration end date of: 31st December 2015 and certification end date of 31st December 2018.Read more
Following fantastic customer survey results revealed in April, we have been working to identify important areas of improvement to our service and product range.
We are taking action in the following areas: