It is clear the needs of industry are firmly at FDQ’s core. Furthermore, the responsiveness of the teams is superb.
The industry is packed with big brands, fast moving work and great career paths.
The food industry is made up of a wide range of sectors, from bakery to meat and poultry; fish and shellfish to brewing. It also sits across many sectors like, retail to catering; agriculture to manufacturing and processing.
The qualifications within this suite are designed to be achieved in a learning environment and help provide good preparation and training for progression to further learning and into work based learning.
These qualifications are ideal to support learning in a traineeship or to progress into study programmes.
The qualifications in this suite are suitable for learners who wish to develop their skills and/or understanding to support progression into further learning.
Food Industry Skills qualifications at Levels 1 and 2
These qualifications are suitable for learners who are not already working in the food industry, but who would like to develop either basic or intermediate skills and knowledge to enable them to progress into further learning or into apprenticeships.
These qualifications can be applied in a range of different industry contexts including bakery, dairy, meat and fish processing along with relevant industry knowledge such as the importance of food safety and quality.
Principles of Working in Food Manufacture (PWFM)
This qualification is designed for those who are not already working in the food industry. There is a choice of units to enable learners to select knowledge units most relevant to their learning and progression plans.
The suites of FDQ professional qualifications are ideal for continuing in learning.
Level 1 Certificate in Food Industry Skills - £109.50
Level 1 Diploma in Food Industry Skills - £109.50
Level 2 Award in Principles of Working in Food Manufacture - £109.50
Level 2 Certificate in Food Industry Skills - £109.50
Level 2 Diploma in Food Industry Skills - £109.50
Trained and assessed in a learning or college environment, these qualifications are also known as vocationally-related qualifications (VRQs).
They are designed to support progression to the next level of learning.
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