We continue to choose FDQ for their high levels of expertise in food industry qualifications.
This is a 24 hours a day, seven days a week industry which supports all sectors within the UK economy.
According to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), the transport and storage (ie. warehousing) sectors combined employ 1.45 million people. This makes up 5% of total employment within the UK; this is earmarked to grow significantly by 2020.
Businesses operating in the sector cover, air, land and water transport as well as postal and courier and support activities. The sector is dominated by small to medium sized enterprises which demand ever increasing skills and knowledge from their staff, as the businesses respond to the pressures of the modern supply chain.
The FDQ suite of logistics qualifications is designed to help business within the industry to develop its workforce, increasing skills, productivity and efficiency.
These logistics qualifications cover a diverse range of specialist skills and knowledge from health and safety to picking goods; customer service to preparing an articulated vehicle; identifying delivery points.
Level 2 Award in Employee Rights and Responsibilities in the Logistics Industry - £22.50
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