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 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
The new butchery apprenticeship standard developed over the last 7 months by a range of employers including Morrisons, Aubrey Allen, Walter Smith Fine Foods, Fairfax Meadow and Tulip Ltd has been formally published today following ministerial approval.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more