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We continue to choose FDQ for their high levels of expertise in food industry qualifications.

Martyn Baker

Telford College

This industry is made up of businesses that operate facilities for the storage of a wide variety of goods for many different types of clients. 

The majority of the industry covers storage of general merchandise, but can also include the specialised areas of storage of gas or liquids, agricultural commodities and refrigerated goods.

Businesses operating in this sector require a range of skills development, and the FDQ warehousing and storage suite is designed to assist these businesses and the learning providers which work with them to up skill staff in the right areas. 

These qualifications cover a diverse range of skills and knowledge from health and safety to effective working relationship development; picking and wrapping to stock management and order processing; customer service to use of forklift side loaders.

Warehousing qualifications

Suite overview

The purpose of these qualifications is to develop the warehousing workforce, providing organisations of all sizes across all sectors with the staff needed to increase productivity and efficiency.

The qualifications within this suite will equip individuals with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to undertake warehousing operations roles in a range of settings.

 

 

Fees

Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage - £80.00

Level 3 Diploma in Warehousing and Storage - £90.00

 

FDQ Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 3 Diploma in Warehousing and Storage

Qualification structure

Competence based qualifications

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.

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Food and Drink Process Operator Apprenticeship boosts PepsiCo’s Apprenticeship Programme

11/10/2019

Food manufacturing giant and FDQ end-point assessment customer, PepsiCo, are embracing the FDPO apprenticeship to enhance and standardise their training across their Walkers Crisps production sites.

Over fifty apprentices have successfully completed their FDQ end-point assessment (EPA) and PepsiCo now have around 275 apprentices on programmes throughout the UK.

Mandy Reader, Organisational Capability Manager, UK and Ireland, explains how the Food and Drink Process Operator apprenticeship fits into their ‘Grow our Own’ strategy,

“We have a four-stage technical pipeline and our aim is to develop our own technical talent from entry level, General Support Operators. The FDPO apprenticeship enabled us to map our training needs into a nationally accredited qualification. This makes it a much more attractive prospect for potential candidates. They can see that there’s a career path open to them if they work hard. For some it’s the first time they’ve ever achieved a qualification.”

With over 1500 applicants for less than 100 vacancies recently, their approach looks to be working.

End-point assessment a game changer!

Managing a multi-site apprenticeship programme requires significant resource, according to Reader. In her view, key to PepsiCo’s success is the three-way partnership between FDQ, as their EPA partner, PepsiCo, and CQM, their training provider. EPA represents a game changer for everyone, says Reader,

“For business and apprentices, EPA provides independent verification that they have achieved a recognised industry standard, one developed by food manufacturers themselves. For us it’s vitally important to work with a food specialist EPA organisation. With high volumes of apprentices going through end-point assessment, having assessors with solid occupational experience combined with a dedicated EPA Manager is central to the success of the programme.”

The Food and Drink Process Operator Apprenticeship is now firmly established as the entry level production qualification for PepsiCo’s UK businesses. It has resulted in what Reader believes are ‘Gold Standard’ General Operators. And she’s not the only advocate of their apprenticeship programme. PepsiCo won the Food Manufacture Training Award in 2018 and have recently been named as an East Midlands Regional Finalist in the Employer of the Year category of the 2019 National Apprenticeship Awards.

Find out more about the Food and Drink Process Operator apprenticeship and end-point assessment here.

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FAB 2019 Finalists

26/9/2019

We’ve just heard that FDQ have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Awarding Organisation of the Year category at the Federation of Awarding Body (FAB) Awards 2019.

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