We continue to choose FDQ for their high levels of expertise in food industry qualifications.
We have a range of specialist baking qualifications, which take into account the reality of the sector as it stands today.
Our baking industry skills competence qualifications meet both business and learner training needs. Those undertaking these qualifications and bakery training will develop the high quality skills and knowledge needed to enable them to add real value to a bakery workplace.
If you are looking for qualifications and training suitable for large process businesses, we recommend Food Industry Skills (FIS) as more appropriate to your training needs.
These qualifications are designed for those who are working in a craft, instore or plant bakery business. They offer the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required to confirm competence at work in bakery operative or technical roles. For example, learners can qualify in areas as diverse as storage, bakery processing, bakery sales and service, packaging and distribution.
The qualifications within this suite provide bakery businesses with an opportunity to develop good bakery practices and understanding. They allow skills and knowledge to be developed in a wide variety of areas depending upon the type of business and processes/products that apply.
The broad menu of skills and knowledge within the qualifications can be chosen to reflect the role, responsibilities and development needs of learners. These include compliance functions like food safety and health and safety; operative functions including dough and confectionery processing and problem resolution and specific functions like packaging and labelling.
Level 2 Certiicate for Proficiency in Baking Industry Skills - £80.00
Level 2 Diploma for Proficiency in Baking Industry Skills - £80.00
Level 3 Certificate for Proficiency in Baking Industry Skills -£90.00
Level 3 Diploma for Proficiency in Baking Industry Skills - £90.00
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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