Welcome to ftc – The Food and Drink Training and Education Council

If you’re looking for expert advice on food industry training and skills development you’ve come to the right place. We’re a one-stop shop for information about food apprenticeships and training, food qualifications and training providers. As a charitable organisation our motivation is people, not profit. That being said we believe driving up skills can drive up profits too – so it’s a win-win situation. Our aims, quite simply are to:

  • Help employers find the best training and apprenticeships to equip their people with the skills they need to do their jobs
  • Champion food qualifications to increase professionalism, raise standards and boost productivity in the workplace
  • Guide employers through the intricacies of funding for apprenticeships, including the new Apprentice Levy arrangements
  • Support training centres to ensure their food training courses meet industry needs

Since 2014 there have been far-reaching changes to apprenticeships, most notably being the introduction of new Government reformed Trailblazer Apprenticeships. The new apprenticeships put employers in the driving seat to help develop training programmes that are tailored to the needs of the job. But knowing what you need is one thing. Developing a government approved apprenticeship is quite another. That’s where ftc come in. Our team are all food industry or vocational training specialists, so you can count on us for advice grounded in real experience. That experience helps us get the job done. We work with employer groups and the Department for Education to design and develop Trailblazer Apprenticeships, often in record time. Our Butchery Apprenticeship was the first apprenticeship in a food craft occupation to receive government approval. We’re also proud to have delivered the Advanced Butchery Apprenticeship in less than three months from first submission to final approval.

Have your say about how the Apprenticeships are working for you, complete our short survey and help us shape the future as an employer or as an apprentice thank you.

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To find out how food skills training and apprenticeships can help your employees help your business to grow why not get in touch?
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