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National Butchers Week

13/3/2018 Posted in: General news

Did you Know...L2 Butcher Apprentices receive FREE IoM membership image

Did you Know...L2 Butcher Apprentices receive FREE IoM membership

20/12/2017 Posted in: General news

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.

Feedback from Industry Survey and NSAFD decision on future of Food and Drink Framework

1/12/2017 Posted in: General news

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.

Level 2 Butchery Standard Log Books and OneFile

24/11/2017 Posted in: General news

FDQ have developed a ‘How to Guide’ for current and new customers who are interested in uploading their Level 2 Butchery Standard Log Books to the OneFile System, please click on the following link to access this guide.

For further guidance on the OneFile software please email the EPA Team on

Butchery Trailblazer Group Chair appointed to the IFA Board

20/2/2017 Posted in: General news

The Institute for Apprenticeships is gearing up for its April launch with last week’s announcement of 8 board members. 

Popular Food and Drink SASE Framework continues

20/2/2017 Posted in: General news

To ensure stability for the sector and the apprenticeship this popular framework with over 3,500 starts last year will continue throughout 2017/2018 and probably into 2019, until a viable and widely supported replacement Standard is developed. 

FDQ getting it right, first time!

20/2/2017 Posted in: General news

Did you know 6 out of 10 new apprenticeship proposals are currently rejected on quality grounds? FDQ is proud to be associated with the butchery and abattoir trailblazer employer groups and so far we’ve had all our Apprenticeship Standards approved first time.

Find out more about the Meat and Poultry qualifications these winners studied.