It is clear the needs of industry are firmly at FDQ’s core. Furthermore, the responsiveness of the teams is superb.
The industry is packed with big brands, fast moving work and great career paths.
The food industry is made up of a wide range of sectors, from bakery to meat and poultry; fish and shellfish to brewing. It also sits across many sectors like, retail to catering; agriculture to manufacturing and processing.
The qualifications within this suite are designed to be achieved in a learning environment and help provide good preparation and training for progression to further learning and into work based learning.
These qualifications are ideal to support learning in a traineeship or to progress into study programmes.
The qualifications in this suite are suitable for learners who wish to develop their skills and/or understanding to support progression into further learning.
Food Industry Skills qualifications at Levels 1 and 2
These qualifications are suitable for learners who are not already working in the food industry, but who would like to develop either basic or intermediate skills and knowledge to enable them to progress into further learning or into apprenticeships.
These qualifications can be applied in a range of different industry contexts including bakery, dairy, meat and fish processing along with relevant industry knowledge such as the importance of food safety and quality.
Principles of Working in Food Manufacture (PWFM)
This qualification is designed for those who are not already working in the food industry. There is a choice of units to enable learners to select knowledge units most relevent to their learning and progression plans.
The suites of FDQ professional qualifications are ideal for continuing in learning.
Trained and assessed in a learning or college environment, these qualifications are also known as vocationally-related qualifications (VRQs).
They are designed to support progression to the next level of learning.
Congratulations to Lucy Rowlinson, from Grants Butchers in Crewe, our first Apprentice of the Month! Lucy has just completed her Level 2 Butcher end-point assessment (EPA).Read more
The Butcher Standard Apprenticeship, designed by parent company, ftc and a butchery employer group, has won ‘Training Scheme of the Year’ in the annual Meat Management Awards, held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. Celebrating the ‘creativity, innovation and excellence in the Uk’s meat industry’ the awards are judged by a combination of reader voting and an expert panel.Read more