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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.




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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From Butchery Apprenticeship to Bakery Apprenticeship


...Why both are no-brainers for businesses large and small.

I was lucky enough to be part of the dream team that designed the butcher standard – the first food craft apprenticeship to be approved by government. Now I head up the leading end-point assessment organisation for the butchery apprenticeship. As a result I feel pretty confident to pass comment on it.

Quite simply the butchery apprenticeship standard is transforming the butchery profession – for the better. Age-old butchery skills are being revived. That deep knowledge of the meat supply chain is being re-instilled. The industry asked itself the question, ‘What does it mean to be a butcher today?’, and the apprenticeship answered it.

But don’t take my word for it. Ask the 1000+ apprentices who’ve enrolled since 2018, the family businesses whose futures are now secured, or the retail giants, Morrisons and Sainsburys, who know a good thing when they see it and have hundreds of apprentices on programme.

So, what’s this got to do with bakery, I hear you say?

Because the bakery industry is on the brink of doing the same. We know there’s a market opportunity, but it has yet to take off for some SMEs due to funding obstacles. It will take a concerted joint effort by training providers and SME employers to demand that funding is directed to where it’s needed. Butchery overcame similar issues and I’m confident that the baking industry will do too. And here are 10 good reasons why the bakery apprenticeship is worth fighting for:

1.    It attracts 5 times the funding of the previous framework, £9,000 per apprentice

2.    Small bakery businesses only contribute £450 at most, and that cost is waived if you have less than 50 employees and apprentices aged under 19

3.    Largescale bakers have a dedicated ‘automated baker’ pathway within the apprenticeship

4.    It’s not just for youngsters! There are no upper age limits so the bakery apprenticeship can be used to ‘train and certify’ your whole workforce

5.    The employer is King! They negotiate the training contract based on what their business needs

6.    It delivers apprentices with proven skills – the compulsory end-point assessment ensures apprentices only qualify when they’ve mastered the skills employers need

7.    Apprentices are tested by independent industry examiners with years of experience – making success at end-point assessment a real confidence booster for the apprentice

8.    20% off the job need not be a barrier – training providers are now adept at managing this requirement creatively so as not to impact the smooth running of a business

9.    It’s meeting the needs of all types of bakery businesses today, with half the current apprentices being supermarket bakers and half being craft or automated bakers

10  All successful apprentices receive both an apprenticeship certificate PLUS a L2 Bakery Diploma

In short, bakery employers and training providers, it’s time to make it happen!


Find out more about the bakery apprenticeship and end-point assessment here or call us on 0113 3970 395 to discuss your business needs

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