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The food industry is worth £96.1 billion to the UK economy, making it a fantastic place to build an exciting and diverse career.

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.

 

Food industry skills (VRQ)

Suite overview

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 relevent to their learning and progression plans.

The suites of FDQ professional qualifications are ideal for continuing in learning.

FDQ Level 1 Certificate in Food Industry Skills

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 1 Diploma in Food Industry Skills

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FDQ Level 2 Award in Principles of Working in Food Manufacture

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FDQ Level 2 Certificate in Food Industry Skills

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 2 Diploma in Food Industry Skills )

Qualification structure

Learning focused qualifications

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.  

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Meat Industry’s Finest Celebrated at Meatup

12/6/2017

Meatup, one of the biggest events in the meat industry calendar took place at Arena MK in Milton Keynes on 24-25 May. The two day event consisted of seminars, competitions and exhibitions,  all of which demonstrated the dynamism of the meat industry today. Here we take a look at some of the highlights.

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FDQ to offer L2 Food and Drink Process Operator Standard

27/4/2017

Your opinion matters to us. So since you told us that you needed a deliverable replacement for the SASE framework, we've been working around the clock to find a solution. 

And we think we've done just that. 

Introducing the FDQ Level 2 Diploma in Food and Drink Operations

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