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 relevant to their learning and progression plans.
The suites of FDQ professional qualifications are ideal for continuing in learning.
Level 1 Certificate in Food Industry Skills - £109.50
Level 1 Diploma in Food Industry Skills - £109.50
Level 2 Award in Principles of Working in Food Manufacture - £109.50
Level 2 Certificate in Food Industry Skills - £109.50
Level 2 Diploma in Food Industry Skills - £109.50
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.
Owen Smith learning lamb butchery skills at MEAT Ipswich butchery school.
Owen Smith (18) has become our 100th successful EPA candidate. Owen trained for his butchery apprenticeship with MEAT Ipswich, where his trainer, Stuart Davis, said of him,
"Owen is a pleasant and very well mannered young man. Owen has gained confidence throughout his apprenticeship and has applied his learning to practical situations at his place of work, enabling him to adapt certain practices to suit the needs of the company. "
Originally studying for ‘A’ levels, Owen realised the academic route wasn’t for him, so applied for an apprentice butcher job with Ansell and Sons in Maldon, Essex. Though at first he struggled working a 39 hour week he enjoyed the butchery training, especially as he was being paid to learn! Since completing his butchery apprenticeship and end-point assessment he has become an integral part of the team. He loves interacting with people and feels he learns something new every day.
Now more than ever apprenticeships are a great way of bringing new people into your team, or developing the skills of existing staff. On 1st April employer contributions were halved from 10% to 5%. This means the Government funds 95% of the apprenticeship training costs. In some circumstances 100% of training costs are covered. Talk to one of our friendly team to find out more.Read more