Food Manufacturing Excellence - Bite Sized Chunks

Manufacturing & Production

Bite-sized Chunks

BITE-SIZED CHUNKS is a series of 10 online learning modules funded by the South of Scotland Enterprise. This programme is free for those in the South of Scotland Enterprise Zone with the first session on 9 April 2021 .

Course Details


BITE-SIZED CHUNKS is a series of 10 online learning modules funded by the South of Scotland Enterprise. The programme provides participants with the skills and means to start productivity improvement processes within their business.

You could realise the following benefits to your business:

  • Greater productivity and efficiency
  • Less wastage
  • Improved profits/margins
  • More motivated and engaged workforce

The programme covers the fundamentals of Lean Manufacturing Practices and 6 Sigma methodology including using 1 Page DMAIC to define and measure productivity improvements.

The modules are based on the National Occupational Standards for Food Manufacturing Excellence (FME) Qualifications so you can be sure of their relevance to your operations, and delivery is by experienced FME practitioners.

Learners can use this programme as the foundation for moving on to a Modern Apprenticeship in Food Manufacturing Excellence delivered by NFDT with funding from the Scottish Government.


This programme is suitable for food operatives, supervisors and managers working in a food supply chain business. The business will have started, or be about to start, an improvement journey allowing everyone to contribute significantly to the business improvement process helping to "Achieve Excellence" as part of their strategy.


Delivery of the content is via 10 weekly online sessions, using ZOOM. Participants must be able to get access to a stable online connection to participate in the sessions.

Each session lasts between 1.5 and 2 hours commencing Friday 9 April 2021 and running each week at the same time for 10 weeks - attendance at all 10 sessions is required to complete the course.

Learning materials for each unit will be provided to participants to print-out, review and record their progress.

Programme information is available to download in the DOWNLOADS tab


You can download the registration form in the downloads section on this page to enrol your candidates now! The PDF forms is interactive so you can complete on a PC/laptop/device without having to print the form.

If you would like more information, please contact Jim McCormack, NFDT Senior Training Advisor. Contact details on this page.


You can access more details about this qualification here including the individual course units

About Us

National Food and Drink Training (NFDT) was established in 2015 as a rebrand of Scottish Bakers training provision. This was a direct result of the strengthening of its portfolio to include lean manufacturing techniques and the delivery of the new Food Manufacturing Excellence (FME) qualifications.

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National Food & Drink Training

c/o Scottish Bakers
Unit 2, Halbeath Interchange Business Park
Kingseat Road
KY11 8RY
United Kingdom

01383 661 555

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