Media release: National Food & Drink Training gains FDQ approval


NATIONAL Food & Drink Training (NFDT), the training arm of Scottish Bakers, is delighted to confirm it has gained approval to deliver accredited Food & Drink qualifications and apprenticeships through the awarding body, FDQ. These include the following newly-anticipated apprenticeship standards:

  • Level 2 and 3 Certificate for Proficiency in Food Industry Skills
  • Level 2 Food & Drink Process Operator (new apprenticeship standard)
  • Level 2 Bakery (new apprenticeship standard)
  • Level 2 and 3 Certificate for Proficiency in Meat & Poultry Industry Skills
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail
  • Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Food Supply Chain Business

NFDT now offers FDQ, SQA, ILM and City & Guilds qualifications and apprenticeships to the Food & Drink sector throughout the U.K.

Alasdair Smith, chief executive of Scottish Bakers, said: “We are delighted to now be working with FDQ on delivering Food & Drink qualifications & apprenticeships. We are as ever, committed to providing quality training and skills development to those working in the food & drink sector across the UK.”

Terry Fennell, of FDQ, added: “FDQ are delighted to welcome on board National Food and Drink Training. They are nationally renowned for delivering high-quality services and we’re very much looking forward to working together.”


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National Food & Drink Training is the training arm of Scottish Bakers.

Scottish Bakers was established in 1891 and since then we have represented and promoted the interests of the bakery trade in Scotland.

We aim to be an integral part of each member’s business by providing support for Bakers of all sizes.

We provide a valuable source of help, advice, information, assistance and skills development for bakers throughout Scotland.

Scottish Bakers manages both The World Championships Scotch Pie Awards each year The Scottish Baker of the Year Awards to recognise and celebrate excellence in the sector.

But most importantly, Scottish Bakers belongs to its members, we are all there for their benefit and are proud of our motto, ‘for the good of all’.

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