I intend to use this qualification to up-skill my manufacturing teams to become excellent people managers.
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.
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.
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.
Having worked in the meat trade for almost half a century people often ask how I stay so motivated and interested in the business. That’s an easy question to answer – “because butchery is an exciting business to be in.”