Our qualifications and endorsed programmes

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.

Endorsed programmes

The FDQ portfolio

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.

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Cornish Baker first in England to achieve Level 2 Craft Baker Apprenticeship

19/6/2020

Jason Bennellick, of Prima Bakeries, Scorrier, has become the first bakery apprentice in England to successfully complete the L2 Craft Baker Apprenticeship, achieving a Merit grade.

The L2 Baker Standard contains three distinct routes, one of which is Craft Baker. This specialism was designed to revive traditional craft bakery skills, which the apprentice must prove in their bakery end-point assessment.   

Supporting Jason in his apprenticeship learning and end-point assessment preparation were Truro and Penwith College. The college introduced the Baker Apprenticeship Standard in 2018, in recognition of the importance of the baking industry to the Cornish economy.

Baking Lecturer and course developer, David Williams, who himself has 40 years’ experience in craft bakery said he was ‘very proud’ of Jason’s achievement. He added,

‘It has been a pleasure to work alongside Prima to develop our Bakery Apprenticeship programme and deliver the skills needed in the workplace’

Prima’s Managing Director, Mark Norton, described the bakery apprenticeship as ‘exemplary’ and that Prima were keen to take on a new apprentice to help build the future of craft baking in Cornwall.

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