Our apprenticeships

Specialist food industry apprentice assessment services

  • The world of apprenticeships is changing, with the introduction of new Trailblazer Apprenticeships, based on Standards

    Being food specialists ourselves, likewise FDQ are best placed to respond to these changes – by designing apprenticeship services that work in real life, not just on paper

      We’re committed to helping you develop skilled apprentices that really make a difference in their workplace

      But we also know that training has to fit in with the day to day running of a food business. So, using our industry expertise, we’ve developed a range of apprenticeship services that will fit seamlessly into the daily work of food businesses

      They include:

      • registration and management services
      • mandatory and supporting qualifications
      • independent end point assessments (including preparation)
      • rigorous quality assurance
      • apprentice log books and documentation
      • grading and certification


      Our services are:

      • flexible and fast
      • good value
      • independent
      • streamlined with our awarding services
      • expert
      • designed to work around you

       

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  • Butcher standard

    Butchery is one of the oldest crafts in the world and is where innovation meets tradition to create an industry which plays a critical role in our economy.

    These apprenticeship standards have been designed to fully prepare English apprentices for careers in a vast range of butchery environments and businesses; from the largest processors and supermarkets to the smallest high street butchers and independent farm shops.

  • Bakery standard

    Bakery standard

    Bakers work in one of the largest, most dynamic and fastest growing sectors of the food industry. Every day bakers make and sell millions of loaves of bread and baked foods such as cakes, pies, pastries and biscuits.

    This level 2 apprenticeship standard is designed to fully prepare English apprentices for careers in a wide range of bakery environments – from traditional family bakers to large automated bakery plants.

  • Food & Drink Process Operator standard

    The food industry is worth £96.1 billion to the UK economy, making it a fantastic place to build an exciting and diverse career. As an industry it is packed with big brands, fast moving work and great career paths.

    This apprenticeship standard is designed to fully prepare English apprentices to work within the food and drink manufacturing industry. Apprentices successfully achieving their Food and Drink Process Operator apprenticeship will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and behaviour required by manufacturers throughout the country.

     

  • The Fishmonger Apprenticeship Standard is shortly to be published. The Assessment Plan is currently in development and is likely to be ready for provision in September 2017.

    In the meantime apprentices should use the Food and Drink Apprenticeship Framework- Fish and Shellfish Industry Skills pathway.

  • Why FDQ

    We are an apprentice assessment organisation, approved by the SFA and listed on the Register of Apprentice Assessment Organisations. This gives us the authority to officially conduct and quality assure independent end-point assessment of apprenticeships.
  • Why FDQ

    As a commercial business, with decades of food industry expertise, we understand the pressures faced by businesses daily. We therefore offer huge flexibility to ensure that our AAO services fit seamlessly with your operation.
  • Why FDQ

    We place your apprentice at the heart of our apprenticeship products and services; with our support they will develop the skills and knowledge you need to drive your business forward in today’s competitive marketplace.
  • Why FDQ

    Our apprentice assessment products and services are streamlined and professional to keep client costs low and processes lean and efficient.
  • Why FDQ

    Our apprentice services are developed and delivered exclusively by food industry assessment experts to meet the complex needs of the food industry, whilst also ensuring absolute rigour and robust assessment against the official apprenticeship standards.

Many congratulations FDQ in gaining official status as an AAO.

Keith Fisher

Chief Executive

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Christmas opening hours 2017

5/12/2017

We would like to notify all our centres that the FDQ offices will close on Friday 22nd December and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2018 at 9am.

 

 

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

1/12/2017

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.

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Level 2 Butchery Standard Log Books and OneFile

24/11/2017

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.

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