The FDQ Assessor qualification has become an integral part of our business strategy, it has exceeded my expectations.
Bryan Hurst, Training Manager
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.
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.
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.
Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment - £60.00
Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement - £60.00
Level 3 Award in Workplace Training Provision - £42.50
Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice - £60.00
Level 4 Award in External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice - £60.00
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.
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.Read more