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FDQ’s food safety and HACCP package is brilliant! It’s so flexible; saving us time and money whilst maintaining quality.

Yvonne Yates

Fairfax Meadow

With so much emphasis on food safety and public health, it has never been more important for caterers, manufacturers and retailers to ensure legislative compliance and good practice.

We offer flexible and effective Ofqual regulated, fully accredited qualifications with enhanced support materials, across a range of sectors.

Our food safety and hygiene qualifications meet the same levels of rigor and quality required by legislation, retailer auditors and other stakeholders as the more high profile offers on the market.  They are fast becoming the preferred option by a growing number of well known brands and businesses.  

They are tailored to cover:

This tailoring ensures the processes and uniqueness of each sector are referenced and training is relevant and effective.  We have worked hard to ensure that these products bring maximum benefit and efficiency with minimal cost.  

 

Food safety qualifications

Suite purpose

The FDQ food hygiene qualifications are designed for those working in - or preparing to work in - a variety of roles and environments across catering, manufacturing and retail.

They are suitable for those who work with food i.e. processing, preparation or service:

  • food factories
  • restaurants, cafes, pubs, hotels
  • supermarkets and smaller retailers
  • hospitals and care homes
  • schools and colleges

This is relevant to operative roles as well as team leading, supervisory or management roles.

Please see the food safety suite structures below, these are available for you to download.

 

 

Fees

Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering - £11.00

Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing - £11.00

Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing ( Meat and Poultry) - £11.00

Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail - £11.00

Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Dairy Manufacturing - £11.00

Level 2 Award in Principles of Food Allergen Awareness and Control - £11.00

Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing - £22.50

Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail - £22.50

Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering - £22.50

Level 4 Award in Food Safety Management for Manufacturing - £22.50

 

FDQ Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing (Meat & Poultry)

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Dairy Manufacturing

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 2 Award in Principles of Food Allergen Awareness and Control

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 4 Award in Food Safety Management for Manufacturing

Qualification structure

There are a few different food safety delivery options available to our approved centres.

1Classroom delivery

Great value, simple to administer

For those who prefer the traditional trainer and learner, group delivery scenario, using paper based examinations, we recommend our high quality but low cost food safety qualifications.

We have revamped our food safety and HACCP qualifications to enable centres to download, tailor examination questions and mark their own papers, registration and certification all available via online service.

Features and benefits:

  • Flexible
  • Low cost
  • Centre control
  • Deliver and assessment support materials

2Group e‑learning

Engaging, interactive and up-to-date

For large manufacturing and processing businesses we work in partnership with Alchemy Systems to offer SISTEM; an innovative alternative to delivery of food safety and health and safety training to up to 150 people at any one time.

Features and benefits:

  • Train up to 150 people
  • Save time & money
  • Improve product quality
  • Be audit ready
  • Increase compliance
  • Achieve accreditation 

3Individual e‑learning

Easy to access, convenient

As part of the SISTEM package, individuals can access the interactive modular food safety and health and safety learning courses from any computer via a link

Features and benefits:

  • Convenient
  • Low cost
  • Great for sites in remote locations
  • Can be taken any time
  • Fit with individual shift patterns

Unsure which route is right for you?

Please call us today. Our team will talk you through the options to help you decide which delivery option would suit your business best. Call us on: 0113 3970 395

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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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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