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David Rose

Health & Safety Advisor

Food Standards Agency

As part of our focus to ensure we deliver qualifications linked to the needs of the industry, we are proud to launch health and safety for the food supply chain.

These new qualifications focus exclusively on the issues, risks and hazards which those working in food supply chain businesses have to face. It is designed to complement our extensive range of accredited food safety qualifications.

Health and safety in the food supply chain is designed to assess knowledge and understanding of the principles of health and safety specifically within a food business.

The process of completing the qualification will enable businesses to ensure that their employees are fully aware of the very different types of hazards and risks which they will come across. It will also assist learners in understanding how to respond effectively when incidents do occur.

Health and safety in the food supply chain

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Training and assessment linked to this qualification will cover the roles and responsibilities of both employee and employer; the consequences of non-compliance with legislation, as well as the importance of communication in this area.

Learners will emerge with a clear understanding of what hazard and risk means within this type of business. Key to this is understanding the process for conducting appropriate and effective risk assessments and how to use these to ensure that the health and safety of all employees is protected.

Level 2 Health and Safety in the Food Supply Chain Business

This is ideal for those who are working in, or preparing to work in a food manufacturing or food supply chain operative role.

Level 2 Award in Behavioural Safety and Wellbeing

This is qualification is unique in developing a behavioural approach to the skills and knowledge required for safety and wellbeing. It can be applied to any industry or sector context.

Level 3 Health and Safety in the Food Supply Chain Business

This qualification is ideal for those with technical responsibilities in the workplace such as team leaders and supervisors.

To add these qualifications to your provision, please contact us today.

 

 

Fees

Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Food Supply Chain Business - £11.00

Level 2 Award in Behavioural Safety and Wellbeing - £25.00

Level 2 Award in Workplace Manual Handling - £11.00

Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Food Supply Chain Business - £22.50

FDQ Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Food Supply Chain Business

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 2 Award in Behavioural Safety and Wellbeing

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 2 Award in Workplace Manual Handling

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Food Supply Chain Business

Qualification structure

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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