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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 EPA@FDQ.org.uk.

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.

http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2016-12-14/57579/

WorldSkills...the winner is...

1/12/2016 Posted in: General news

WorldskillsfinalistsAfter months of hard work the Butchery final at WorldSkills took place on 17th and 18th November at the Birmingham NEC. Competitors were the highest scorers from heats in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

Adult Funded qualifications

10/8/2015 Posted in: Funding news

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has published the register of qualifications that will be funded for adults in 2015-16. We have ensured that those qualifications which are able to meet the SFA Business Rules are still available for funding. 

Level 2 Food Allergen Awareness and Control

5/1/2015 Posted in: New products

FDQ have launched the new Level 2 Award in Principles of Food Allergen Awareness and Control.

Romanian food safety exam papers available

28/10/2014 Posted in: New products

FDQ has released Romanian versions of the examination papers which complement the food safety endorsed programme. We therefore now have exam papers available in EIGHT different foreign languages to support the multi-lingual nature of our food sector.

Centres with approval to offer our suite of food safety programmes in foreign languages are automatically entitled to utilise the new Romanian versions. 

View our newly released FIS qualifications

29/9/2014 Posted in: New products

We would like to draw our centres' attention to the recent release of two new Food Industry Skills (VRQ) learning based qualifications at level 2, now available for use.

These regulated qualifications have been developed and accredited due to demand from centres to provide further progression for learners in a learning based environment. They are therefore appropriate for those who wish to move onto further study or into a career in the food industry.

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

Dave Podmore

Cargill Meats Europe