In Northern Ireland, an Apprenticeship is a job offering a minimum of 21 contracted hours per week with the same employer with a structured period of both on and off the job training leading to an industry-approved nationally recognised qualification.

Apprenticeships are available for new entrants to a job or to existing workers who wish to progress to the next level or change their job roles.

ApprenticeshipsNI frameworks are available at Level 2 (GCSE equivalent) or more advanced Level 3 (A Level equivalent).

Higher Level Apprenticeships are available in specific areas at Level 4+. (Full details of Higher Level Apprenticeships can be found in the Higher Level Apprenticeship Employer Guide).

ApprenticeshipsNI programmes are funded for a maximum of 130 weeks per framework level. The framework each specific occupational area is agreed with the relevant industry-led representative body and comprises of directed training, related knowledge, appropriate essential skills (developing literacy, numeracy and ICT skills) and structured workplace training.

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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