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

  • I have no hesitation in choosing FDQ for our food safety qualifications. Their expertise and service is second to none.

    Chris Edwards - Senior Technical Manager

    Arla Foods UK

  • 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


  • 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

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.

Safe use of knives in meat inspection was developed with FDQ to achieve national accreditation.

Aaron Duffield

Health & Safety Advisor

Food Standards Agency

Harrods launches Gourmet Food qualification with FDQ


Harrods has become the UK’s first retailer to launch a nationally-recognised qualification in gourmet food, working with FDQ. Harrods Gourmet Food Academy is a bespoke educational programme developed with the FDQ team and accredited as a Level 3 qualification. This will provide Harrods Sales Associates expert training across a range of luxury food categories within the store’s iconic Food Halls.

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Morrisons first retailer to claim WATOK certificates


Morrisons is the first food retailer whose colleagues have achieved the Welfare of Animals at the Time Of Killing (WATOK) qualifications.

The WATOK qualification assesses and confirms the competence of individuals in ensuring the highest possible standards of welfare of animals at the point of slaughter.

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UCB bakers claim 16 awards


The Alliance for Bakery Students & Trainees (ABST) annual conference, held at Alton Towers, Staffordshire, saw UCB’s budding bakers compete against their peers in several categories, including bread and fermented goods, pastry, confectionery and cake decoration.

Judges awarded marks based on the goods’ appearance, skill levels, taste, technique and workmanship.

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