General news

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.

First end point assessments coming soon

20/2/2017 Posted in: General news

FDQ is currently one of 43 Assessment Organisations  approved by the Skills Funding Agency to offer end point assessments and since January 2016 it has been developing the EPA for the Butchery Standard.

The new Institute for Apprenticeships - have your say

20/2/2017 Posted in: General news

The government is seeking your views on how the new Institute for Apprenticeships intend to improve apprenticeships, so has put their draft plan out for public consultation. It’s a great opportunity to make sure the voice of training providers is heard. See the plan and add your views here

Find apprenticeships training tool now live

20/2/2017 Posted in: General news

The Skills Funding Agency has launched a new tool to help employers across England find apprenticeship training, is now available on GOV.UK

We say goodbye albeit temporarily for maternity leave...

20/2/2017 Posted in: General news Yvette Boland our Operations Manager who is having a baby in March and we wish her all the very best. Ali Kaye will be holding the fort for centre operations while Yvette is away and we are delighted to confirm that FDQ has recruited our first apprentice Joe Seddon who will bolster our administration services going forward. 

To book on the FDQ conference 2017...

17/2/2017 Posted in: General news

The FDQ Annual Conference will be looking at how the changes to apprenticeships will impact on the Food Industry. Register to find out more about the funding changes, employer levy and end point assessment with speakers from the Department of Education, The Institute for Apprenticeships as well as employers and providers.

Dunbia celebrate academy success!

1/12/2016 Posted in: General news

Dunbia Sawley praised the achievements of its Butchery Academy apprentices; Josh Bridges, Thomas Achaski and Dawid Bak on completion of their 12 month Butchery Academy Apprenticeship Programme.