We are a specialist awarding body focused entirely on the food and drink industry. We pioneer innovative qualifications and endorsed programmes which drive skills and deliver results.
Our portfolio of learning focused, competence based and professional qualifications covers the food supply chain from agriculture to retail; manufacturing to hospitality and everything in between. This includes qualifications which can apply across all types of food business such as food management, team leading, food safety and food hygiene.
Our qualifications are designed for those already working in a food business, as well as those studying at college. The training linked to these qualifications varies greatly in length; courses range from one day to one or two years.
If you would like to find out more about the products and services we offer, or you would like to ask our experts some specific questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
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.Read more
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.Read more