In January 2016 a wave of fresh and exciting apprenticeships were released in England. These programmes were developed by teams of commercial employers in the Food & Drink sector, to ensure they meet the needs of 21st century businesses and their apprentices.

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), commissioned this raft of new apprenticeships to ensure that England’s apprentices emerge with the skills, knowledge and behaviours to drive today’s businesses forward. All apprentices must take an independent assessment at the end of their training to demonstrate the KSBs set out in the occupational standard.

Apprenticeship Standards

  • the  standards on which an apprenticeship can be built and assessed have been written by employers large and small so they reflect the needs of the industries today
  • apprenticeships will now be graded so employers can identify those apprentices who really excelled
  • assessment is entirely independent and therefore incredibly robust
  • end-point assessment can only be carried out by independent apprentice assessors from approved Apprentice Assessment Organisations
  • Apprentice Assessment Organisations are listed on The Register
  • assessment can be carried out either at the employer’s site, or at an approved end-point assessment centre

Who have they been designed for and why?

Designed only for English apprentices, they have been developed to bring the best new talent into our industries and equp them with the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to ensure individuals, businesses and sectors will thrive.

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.

Contact Us

National Food & Drink Training

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

01383 661 555

Where to Find Us