Food and drink industry qualifications
We are a specialist awarding organisation with a large portfolio of qualifications designed to cover the entire food supply chain.
This portfolio includes qualifications which are designed for the food supply chain workforce, as well as those which have been developed for learners studying in colleges and universities. They range from short one day courses, through to one or two year courses and a huge selection of work-based learning programmes.
Our suite of work-based qualifications is comprehensive and appropriate for the food supply chain workforce - for those looking to build their on-the-job competence. For example, whether staff work in admin, warehousing, retail, transport or cleaning roles we have a qualification which is just right to meet their needs and the needs of business. We also have suitable qualifications for individuals in technical roles, as well as those requiring food safety training.
The qualifications within this suite are known as completence qualifications developing both skills and knowledge on the job. It is important to be aware that these qualifications also sit within several of the apprenticeship frameworks which are most relevant to the food and drink industry, and its component sectors.
To explore our portfolio of supply chain qualifications, please use the menu to the right. For further explanation of qualification types, please click this link.
These qualifications are those which are delivered in colleges, universities or training centres.
Again, at FDQ, we have a generous selection of qualifications available to those keen to build their skills and knowledge of practice in the food and drink industry - be it through full or part time learning. These learners may be intending to use the qualification to gain employment in the food and drink industry, or they may simply wish to have experience of the industry before they make a decision about their future career.
These qualifications are known as vocationally-relevant qualifications (VRQs).
To explore our full suite of vocationally-relevant qualifications, please use the menu to the right. For further explanation of qualification types, please click this link.