• 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.

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

Christmas opening hours and final certification run

12/12/2014

We would like to notify all our centres that the FDQ offices will close on Wednesday 24th December at 1pm, and will re-open on Monday 5th January 2014 at 9am.

However, the fdq@fdq.org.uk email address will be monitored during the Christmas period, so if you have any urgent issues please direct them to this address.

 

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Qualification validity groups – places available

12/12/2014

Would you like to get involved in the qualification validity groups which we will be rolling out in 2015?

Groups will focus on specific types of qualifications and sectors so you would be able to elect to join those most appropriate to the work of your centre.

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IoM and WCB Awards - nominations open

4/12/2014

Nominations for the Institute of Meat (IoM) and Worshipful Company of Butchers' (WCB) Annual Awards are now being accepted.

We would like to encourage all meat and poultry training providers, colleges and employers with outstanding students and apprentices on their books, to consider submitting their nominations for these most coveted of meat industry prizes.

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