• FDQ pioneers the most innovative qualifications in the food industry – for the food industry.

  • They have empowered Morrisons to unlock the true potential of our apprentices. The outcome is highly skilled craft butchers and bakers.

    Vera Foreman - Apprenticeship Manager

    Morrisons

  • We recommend FDQ’s professional bakery qualifications. They are particularly versatile and students have been fully engaged.

    Dawn Gemmell - Assistant Dean

    University College Birmingham

  • The success of our skills system rests on the value of our qualifications. We ought to be served by the very best qualifications in the world.

    Matthew Hancock

    Minister for Skills and Enterprise

  • We are delighted to be working with luxury retailer Harrods to develop and quality assure their bespoke gourmet food qualification.

    Derek Williams - FDQ Director

    FDQ

Pioneering food industry qualifications

We have a dynamic portfolio of competence based, professional and learning focused qualifications covering the food supply chain. From agriculture to retail; manufacturing to hospitality & catering and everything in between. We also offer cross functional qualifications such as food management, team leading, food safety and health & safety.

Covering the
food supply chain

To reflect the nature of many food businesses today, our qualifications cover the food supply chain.

  • Agriculture and farming
  • Food processing and manufacturing
  • Retail, catering and hospitality
  • Warehousing and distribution
  • Why FDQ

    We pioneer food qualifications which deliver sustainable business results for the fast-paced food and drink industry in the UK. We are an agile operation driven by our vision and tenacity to grow alongside our learners, centres and clients.
  • Why FDQ

    We believe in the power of the food industry to drive the UK economy, and are tenacious in our commitment to fill skills gaps. We do this through qualifications and training; bringing young people into the industry and up-skilling existing teams.
  • Why FDQ

    We are accredited and regulated by Ofqual, who give us the power to develop and award food industry qualifications. We have built a portfolio packed with sector and supply chain qualifications to meet your business needs.
  • Why FDQ

    We pride ourselves on both our heritage and our youth. Having been an awarding organisation for more than 14 years we have real depth of experience. Yet we have built a team with the innovation, flexibility and drive demanded by the food industry today.
  • Why FDQ

    We are proud to share our expertise with our clients. We have a team of qualifications and food specialists, who are focused on helping drive centre business in challenging economic and political times.

Thanks to FME our business has reduced waste, saved money, solved problems and won awards!

Victoria Corson

Britvic Soft Drinks

Lead Auditor course spaces

15/5/2015

Verner Wheelock Associates (VWA) are currently running FDQ Lead Auditing and Auding Skills courses throughout the year.

Places are still avaliable for the Lead Auditing courses, which commence the week begining 22nd June, with a special offer in place!

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Certificates, the facts

15/5/2015

We understand that you are keen to get your certificates quickly; indeed our average certificate turnaround time is within 5 working days. But please do allow our specified timescale of 10 working days from the point of claim to the date we post. This allows for busy periods and any certificate amendments needed.

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Have you joined the revolution?

15/5/2015

Chef Jamie Oliver has started a national campaign on social media, to encourage better food education for future generations, using the hashtag #foodrevolutionday. The campaign stems from Jamie’s passion for healthier lifestyles for all. 

An alarming statistic has been centre in the campaign: “worldwide there are 42 million children under 5 who are overweight or obese.”

Food Revolution Day Jamie Oliver

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