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.
Owen Smith learning lamb butchery skills at MEAT Ipswich butchery school.
Owen Smith (18) has become our 100th successful EPA candidate. Owen trained for his butchery apprenticeship with MEAT Ipswich, where his trainer, Stuart Davis, said of him,
"Owen is a pleasant and very well mannered young man. Owen has gained confidence throughout his apprenticeship and has applied his learning to practical situations at his place of work, enabling him to adapt certain practices to suit the needs of the company. "
Originally studying for ‘A’ levels, Owen realised the academic route wasn’t for him, so applied for an apprentice butcher job with Ansell and Sons in Maldon, Essex. Though at first he struggled working a 39 hour week he enjoyed the butchery training, especially as he was being paid to learn! Since completing his butchery apprenticeship and end-point assessment he has become an integral part of the team. He loves interacting with people and feels he learns something new every day.
Now more than ever apprenticeships are a great way of bringing new people into your team, or developing the skills of existing staff. On 1st April employer contributions were halved from 10% to 5%. This means the Government funds 95% of the apprenticeship training costs. In some circumstances 100% of training costs are covered. Talk to one of our friendly team to find out more.Read more
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