Increase productivity and boost profits

Let’s get going, the NSAFD is your industry go to for staff skills that improve efficiencies. We’re the food & drink industry’s dedicated, not-for-profit, skills specialist. We’re led by the industry, built around your needs and totally dedicated to your success. 

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We’re all about your skills

The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD) helps UK Food and Drink manufacturers to develop, grow and strengthen workforce skills and attract future talent.
We promote industry career opportunities, support firms in their apprenticeship offer and match quality-checked training providers to the precise CPD needs of your business and your people.
As industry-led experts on skills, we act as an influential advocate to administrations of all UK nations on relevant skills policy.

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Take the hassle out of Apprenticeships

Whatever size your business, we're your go-to for food & drink Apprenticeship information and support.

Easily assess the initial skills and knowledge of staff embarking on an apprenticeship, track progress and keep learning evidence handy with our Occupational Assessment Tool specially designed to keep everything you need to comply with funding rules at your fingertips.

For small businesses, our Apprenticeship Toolkit has all the information and advice you need to get up to speed.

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Get FREE Food Safety learning for ALL staff

Every single one of your people is entitled to FREE online Level 2 Food Safety, HACCP Level 2 or Health & Safety Level 2 courses when your business become a Member of the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink’s Employer Services Network.

Members also benefit from an across-the-board discount of 20% on best available e-learning via our dedicated Online Academy – key learning totally devoted to food and drink and all in one place.

Membership gives you multiple advantages. Find out more today.

Boost productivity. Increase profits. Stay safe & legal

The NSAFD Online Academy is your one-stop-shop for online training and learning designed to maximise staff productivity and with it, overall business performance.

From crucial food handling and safety courses to IT and compliance. From personal development to business skills. We've got you covered.

By using the Online Academy, you can be confident you're offering your staff best-in-class learning through a mix of NSAFD courses developed with industry input and training from specially selected skills experts.

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Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2023

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2023 press release The hunt is on for the UK’s best food and drink processor, with the launch of the leading competition in the sector. The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards recognise excellence across the UK food and drink...

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The NSAFD sign the Armed Forces Covenant

The NSAFD are proud to support the Armed Forces Community and earlier this month signed an Armed Forces Covenant. Signing the covenant demonstrates how we as a business are armed forces-friendly and are open to employing reservists, armed forces veterans (including...

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