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 find the clarity of FDQ's qualification structures, and wording of learning outcomes and assessment criteria to be excellent.
Jane Emery - Deputy Chief Executive
Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)
The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has published the register of qualifications that will be funded for adults in 2015-16. We have ensured that those qualifications which are able to meet the SFA Business Rules are still available for funding.Read more
Seven FDQ learners have recently graduated through Dunbia’s Butchery Academy. The learners are now fully skilled in their achievement of the FDQ Level 2 Certificate for Proficiency in Meat & Poultry Industry Skills (QCF).
The achievements of the 7 learners were recognised at a recent presentation ceremony. Dunbia’s Brand Ambassador; Irish Rugby Union International Rory Best, presented the awards.
We are pleased to confirm that the date for the FDQ Annual Centre Conference is Wednesday 18th November 2015 at The Village Urban Resort Hotel, Leeds.
It’s a time of considerable change in learning and skills! The provision of food sector training and qualifications challenges our skills in efficient and effective delivery. So it’s no surprise that this year’s event will be taking a look at key developments over the coming year; how these might impact on provision and potential solutions.