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For more information regarding apprenticeships in England please visit the website below:


To view the apprenticeship information leaflet please click here


Polices & Procedures

To view our Complaints Procedure please click here


To view our Functional Skills Procedure in English & Maths

please click here


To view our Equality & Diversity Policy please click here 


To view our Initial Assessment Policy please click here 


To view our Prevent Policy please click here 


To view our Safeguarding Policy click here


Industry Information


To view the latest stats regarding the food & drink industry in the UK provided by the Food & Drink Federaton please click here


To view the latest stats regarding the food & drink industry in the UK provided by tasty careers please click here


To view case studies provided by people working in the food and drink industry please click here


To view the Busting the Myths leaflet please click here


To view and download the Department for the Employment and Learning Future Skills Action Plan for Northern Ireland please click here


To view our Whistle-Blowing-Policy plesae click here


The role of Sector Skills Councils & National Skills Academy’s

Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) are employer-led organisations that cover specific industries in the United Kingdom. They have four key goals:-

  • to support employers in developing and managing apprenticeship standards
  • to reduce skills gaps and shortages and improve productivity
  • to boost the skills of their sector workforces
  • to improve learning supply

SSCs aim to achieve these goals by developing an understanding of the future skills needs in their industry, and contributing to the development of National Occupational Standards, the design and approval of apprenticeship frameworks and the New Apprenticeship Standards and creating Sector Qualification Strategies. There are currently nineteen SSCs, covering about 80 per cent of the British workforce.

The National Skills Academy (NSA) network was established by the Government to address the need for a world-class workforce with better skills than ever before; employer-led centres of excellence, delivering the skills required by each sector of the economy.

National Skills Academies work with Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) and other industry bodies to drive change and achieve priorities identified by employers for their sector. They act as a first point of contact for employers to quality-assured training provision. Licensed by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) through the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), Skills Academies work collaboratively to share best practice in their respective sectors. For further information please click on the links on this page. 

The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink can be found here


For further information please contact Scott Anderson at or on 01383 661 555