• 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.

    Amanda Clark - Chief Executive

    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

View our newly released FIS qualifications

29/9/2014

We would like to draw our centres' attention to the recent release of two new Food Industry Skills (VRQ) learning based qualifications at level 2, now available for use.

These regulated qualifications have been developed and accredited due to demand from centres to provide further progression for learners in a learning based environment. They are therefore appropriate for those who wish to move onto further study or into a career in the food industry.

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Judgement day at FDF Awards

23/9/2014

On the 18th September, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards ceremony took place at The Brewery in London, attended by our Standards and Quality Director in his role as an Awards judge.

TV presenter Kate Derham hosted the evening of celebration, during which the winners of the 14 coveted FDF Awards were announced. Finalists came from a range of well-known food manufacturers including: Coca-Cola, Nestle, Britvic and Premier Foods.

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CQM & FDQ programme contributes to Thorntons profit surge

17/9/2014

Thorntons recognise CQM Training & Consultancy Ltd’s contribution to their spectacular increase of 60% in net profits.

Thorntons partly attributed this success to CQM T&C’s 3 year Food Manufacturing Excellence (FME) programme of training and delivery with their Operations staff. The programme delivered over 3 years trained 80 individuals based at the Derby based high street confectioner.

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