We are the industry experts on skills for the food & drink industry and the industry's voice on everything from promoting careers in the industry to new talent, offering apprenticeship advice to businesses and supporting providers with procurement & CPD.
Welcome to the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink
The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink exists to provide businesses across the UK’s food and drink manufacturing and processing industry with a single source of access to leading edge workforce training, vocational study and skill upgrades designed to boost productivity, innovation, profitability and growth.
We act as the industry’s voice to Government on the strategic skills issues affecting our industry and work closely with a range of key industry stakeholders, supporters and partners in delivering our mission of making the food and drink industry in the UK the best in the world.
We’re straightforward, industry focused and on your side. We offer you an honest unbiased view of the most effective and cost-efficient training solutions to meet your needs as well as advising you on funding support where available.
Blueprint for Excellence is a bespoke online training need analysis tool created specifically for food and drink manufacturing and processing companies. It enables you to pinpoint the specific skill and knowledge gaps in your business that are holding back performance and productivity - so you can tightly target training investment for maximum return.
Becoming a Member of the NSAFD's Employer Services Network puts you in good company. No less than eight of the UK’s Top 10 food and drink manufacturers are Members along with a whole host of companies of every size and shape.
With our Managed Agent service, we can take away the hassle of your compliance training by managing your training schedule with a single dedicated contact at an agreed price and subject to rigorous quality and performance standards.
Tasty Careers is the industry’s outreach campaign to the next generation of food and drink manufacturing talent.
The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink is already the go-to organisation for businesses seeking expert advice on high quality training and vocational education for staff.
Association with the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink opens up valuable new opportunities for your organisation. It not only adds to your brand reputation for taking industry skills seriously but provides proven new
tools to make a direct contribution to the success of your own stakeholders.
In a world where quality is so important, the food and drink industry looks to us to recommend the best
training providers from right across the country. For the last 10 years we’ve helped some of the biggest
food brands to develop their skills, and ensured the UK has retained it’s place as a world leader in production
and innovation. Today, we set the industry standard in training within food and drink manufacturing, recognising the quality of education and awarding the best providers ‘Industry Approved’ status – a mark of
quality, which gives confidence to any business looking for a training provider.
Gaining formal industry approval of the exceptional quality of your facilities and expertise in providing specialist training solutions to food and drink manufacturing businesses is an accolade awarded to a select few.
Becoming a Centre of Excellence within the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink’s network of providers brings first class status.
As a college or university offering qualifications and courses relevant to careers in food and drink manufacturing, you’ll find joining the Academy’s Tasty Careers Network raises your profile among sector businesses and prospective students to a whole new level.
Show the world the quality of your training programmes with an endorsement from The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink.
Your courses are some of the best around, but it’s not always been easy to demonstrate this to businesses and students, and
elevate yourself above the other providers out there.