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The FDQ Assessor qualification has become an integral part of our business strategy, it has exceeded my expectations.

Bryan Hurst, Training Manager

Bernard Matthews

This valuable range of training, assessment and quality assurance qualifications is designed for those working in assessment and quality assurance of qualifications as well as workplace training.

Those who are working as workplace trainers, or as assessors and internal quality assurers whether in a college, training provider or food business are strongly advised to achieve these qualifications within their role.

Please be aware that in order to provide some FDQ qualifications we may require achievement of these assessor and IQA awards. On the other hand some other FDQ qualifications recommend the achievement of these assessor and IQA awards as part of the CPD requirements set out in relevant qualification handbooks.

Training and assessment qualifications

Suite overview

This training, assessment and IQA suite includes qualifications which are designed to: qualify assessors and internal quality assurers in assessment and IQA practice; and to develop and recognise achievement of workplace trainers.

Assessors and IQAs

The level 3 and 4 assessment and IQA qualifications were developed by Lifelong Learning UK to cover assessment and quality assurance of assessment. They mapped to the Learning and Development National Occupational Standards, and supercede the A1 and V1 qualifications.

Workplace trainers

This level 3 qualification in workplace training is designed for learners who are working in or preparing to work in workplace training roles. It is designed to develop skills and recognise achievement in the provision of workplace training. The qualification does not confirm or infer learner competence to apply training skills, knowledge and understanding in the workplace. The qualification comprises a mandatory unit in the understanding of workplace training provision, and optional units where learners can qualify in relevant areas.

FDQ Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment

FDQ Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement

FDQ Level 3 Award In Workplace Training Provision

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 4 Award In Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

FDQ Level 4 Award in External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

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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FDQ at the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) 2017 Awards


The FDQ team are all attending the FAB awards evening in Leicester tonight (19 October).  As a result the office will be closed from approximately 4pm today, reopening at 11am tomorrow.

If you need to contact us during this time, please email us at fdq@fdq.org.uk and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Many thanks.



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Qualification review


A number of our products require review, feedback from our centres is essential in ensuring FDQ qualifications continue to meet the needs of our centres, the food industry and its workforce. The qualifications affected can be found here.

If you would like to provide feedback please contact Jo Sterritt at fdq@fdq.org.uk

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