We continue to choose FDQ for their high levels of expertise in food industry qualifications.
This is a 24 hours a day, seven days a week industry which supports all sectors within the UK economy.
According to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), the transport and storage (ie. warehousing) sectors combined employ 1.45 million people. This makes up 5% of total employment within the UK; this is earmarked to grow significantly by 2020.
Businesses operating in the sector cover, air, land and water transport as well as postal and courier and support activities. The sector is dominated by small to medium sized enterprises which demand ever increasing skills and knowledge from their staff, as the businesses respond to the pressures of the modern supply chain.
The FDQ suite of logistics qualifications is designed to help business within the industry to develop its workforce, increasing skills, productivity and efficiency.
These logistics qualifications cover a diverse range of specialist skills and knowledge from health and safety to picking goods; customer service to preparing an articulated vehicle; identifying delivery points.
These are particularly popular with employers as training and assessment can be carried out largely within the workplace. This means qualifications can be undertaken during the working day and require minimal time off the job.
The qualifications and associated training can be tailored to be relevant to an individual’s daily work and business procedures, to ensure maximum benefit is derived by both the learner and their business.
All FDQ Level 2 Butcher apprentices receive automatic free membership to respected industry body, the Institute of Meat, once they enrol and purchase their logbook? For the first time in its 71 year history the Institute of Meat (IoM) has opened its doors to apprentice members.Read more
A huge thanks to all of you who took the time to complete our industry survey on the closure of the Food and Drink Framework in April 2018. Although 87.5% of you voted against the closure of the framework, the NSAFD in their position as issuing authority, have chosen to press ahead with their plans to close it in April.Read more