• NSAFD U-turns on mandatory vetting of apprenticeship qualifications

    In an embarrassing U-turn, the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink has dropped controversial plans for mandatory vetting of apprenticeship qualifications. The body, which leads the food and drink apprenticeship trailblazer group, recently announced that any awarding organisation wanting to develop their own versions of qualifications included in food and drink standards must submit

    10.00 Jun. 3rd, 2017 | News

  • Apprenticeship frameworks could be discontinued without SFA approval

    The UK’s food and drink frameworks could be switched off against the government’s wishes, FE Week has learned. The Skills Funding Agency is currently deciding on which frameworks it will discontinue from April 2018, but because the new food and drink standards are not yet ready, it hasn’t put them up for consideration. However, the

    15.00 Mar. 10th, 2017 | News

  • Ofqual to discuss conflict-of-interest concerns with NSAFD organisation

    Ofqual will hold talks with an awarding organisation owned by the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink, over alleged conflict of interest “issues raised” through an FE Week investigation. The qualifications watchdog announced its plans to intervene in the wake of our report that the NSAFD was misleading providers by trying to sell them

    10.20 Jan. 20th, 2017 | News