We continue to choose FDQ for their high levels of expertise in food industry qualifications.
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.
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.
Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage - £80.00
Level 3 Diploma in Warehousing and Storage - £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