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I intend to use this qualification to up-skill my manufacturing teams to become excellent people managers.

Colleena Vozniak-Sears

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These pioneering food management and team leading qualifications are already attracting the attention of some big industry players, such as Maple Leaf and Brown Brothers.

Responding to long term demand from a food industry struggling with skills gaps at lower management levels, we have designed these food management qualifications in consultation with food businesses. The food management and team leading courses which these qualifications link to will help meet the skills challenges and assist in building a strong and sustainable workforce.

Unlike the well-known generic management institute qualifications, this qualification has a unique focus on food management issues. It will also equip managers undertaking the food management training with the tools they need to drive food production improvement in people and process management. These qualifications have been designed to be suitable for your business regardless of where in the food supply chain you operate. 

Food management qualifications

Suite overview

These qualifications are designed for those who are working in a food supply chain environment. They offer the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required to prove competence at work in supervisory management and team leading roles. 

The qualifications within this suite provide food manufacturers and supply chain businesses with a unique blend of business management competencies, with technical food management competencies set in a food business context. 

Those undertaking the food management training courses will cover a range of areas within food supply chain contexts, such as manufacture, logistics, retail. These include food management and improvement of team performance, management and improvement of technical controls, quality assurance and deployment of business systems. 

These qualifications are available stand alone, or within the food and drink apprenticeship frameworks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

 

FDQ Level 2 Certificate for Proficiency in Food Team Leading

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 3 Certificate for Proficiency in Food Management

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 3 Diploma for Proficiency in Food Management

Qualification structure

Competence based qualifications

These are particularly popular with employers as training and assessment can be carried out largely within the workplace. This means qualifications can be undertaken during the working day and require minimal time off the job.

The qualifications and associated training can be tailored to be relevant to an individual’s daily work and business procedures, to ensure maximum benefit is derived by both the learner and their business.

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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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