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Christmas opening hours and certification

29/11/2013 Posted in: General news

We would like to notify all our centres that the FDQ offices will close on Tuesday 24th December at 1pm, and will re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2014 at 9am.


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SFA issue funding warning

7/11/2013 Posted in: Funding news

We want to make all our centres fully aware of an all-important Skills Funding Agency (SFA) announcement which came out recently; this relates to 19+ funding for qualifications OUTSIDE of the apprenticeship framework.

This means qualifications which sit within apprenticeship frameworks are not affected by this announcement. 

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Food manufacturers to plug management skills gap

3/7/2013 Posted in: New products

Pioneering new food management qualifications developed with food manufacturers are attracting the attention of some big players.

In response to long term demand from a food industry struggling with skills gaps at lower management level, specialist awarding organisation FDQ has developed these fresh and unique food management qualifications.

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Arla and FDQ drive food safety

7/5/2013 Posted in: New products

In a drive for increased consumer protection and industry excellence, the UK’s largest dairy company Arla Foods has pioneered a unique new take on dairy specific food safety training in the industry.

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

Bryan Hurst, Training Manager

Bernard Matthews