• FDQ pioneers the most innovative qualifications in the food industry – for the food industry.

  • Delivering the WATOK qualifications has proved challenging; but great support from FDQ, we couldn't have done this without you!

    Craig Kirby BSc, BVM&S, MRCVS

    Association of Independent Meat Suppliers

  • The FDQ Assessor qualification has become an integral part of our business strategy, it has exceeded my expectations.

    Bryan Hurst, Training Manager

    Bernard Matthews

  • FDQ provide an excellent, supportive service and their qualifications are really rewarding to teach

    Dave Podmore

    Cargill Meats Europe

  • FDQ provide the qualifications and apprenticeships the fish and shellfish industry needs…and their customer service and support has always been outstanding

    Lee Cooper, Sea Fish Industry Authority 

Pioneering food industry qualifications

We have a dynamic portfolio of qualifications covering the entire food supply chain. From agriculture to retail; manufacturing to hospitality & catering and everything in between. We also offer food-related apprenticeships and deliver a streamlined apprentice assessment service to the food industry. Besides all this we accredit cross-functional qualifications such as food management, team leading, food safety and health & safety.

Covering the
food supply chain

To reflect the nature of many food businesses today, our qualifications cover the food supply chain.

  • Agriculture and farming
  • Food processing and manufacturing
  • Retail, catering and hospitality
  • Warehousing and distribution
  • Why FDQ

    We pioneer food qualifications which deliver sustainable business results for the fast-paced food and drink industry in the UK. We are an agile operation driven by our vision and tenacity to grow alongside our learners, centres and clients.
  • Why FDQ

    We believe in the power of the food industry to drive the UK economy, and are tenacious in our commitment to fill skills gaps. We do this through qualifications and training; bringing young people into the industry and up-skilling existing teams.
  • Why FDQ

    We are accredited and regulated by Ofqual, who give us the power to develop and award food industry qualifications. We have built a portfolio packed with sector and supply chain qualifications to meet your business needs.
  • Why FDQ

    We pride ourselves on both our heritage and our youth. Having been an awarding organisation for more than 14 years we have real depth of experience. Yet we have built a team with the innovation, flexibility and drive demanded by the food industry today.
  • Why FDQ

    We are proud to share our expertise with our clients. We have a team of qualifications and food specialists, who are focused on helping drive centre business in challenging economic and political times.

FDQ provide the qualifications and apprenticeships the fish and shellfish industry needs…and their customer service and support has always been outstanding

Lee Cooper, Sea Fish Industry Authority 

MM Women in Meat Industry Awards 2018

15/11/2018

Two familiar faces to FDQ have been nominated as finalists in the Meat Management Women in Meat Industry Awards. 

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Small employers receive Budget boost with apprenticeship fees halved

29/10/2018

In future small businesses need only contribute 5% towards their apprentices training, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced yesterday.

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Dovecote Park celebrate achieving ‘Green’ centre quality rating for WATOK

25/10/2018

Showing their commitment to high standards, Dovecote Park brought their training team together this week for a celebratory photo of them receiving their ‘Green’ centre certification from FDQ. 

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