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Monthly Update from Verner Wheelock – March 2014 #monthlyupdate

Welcome to the March Monthly Update from Verner Wheelock.

March Training Courses

Open Courses

March was a very busy month for advanced level open courses with hardly a spare day available in our training room! The month started off with Level 4 Food Safety followed by Level 4 HACCP and FDQ Lead Auditor Certificate.

HTIF March 2014

Delegates from the Level 4 Award in HACCP

The month finished off with the introductory level Ethical Trading Workshop which is aimed at those who are new to SMETA Ethical Audits. It is ideal for those who need to know the basics of the ETI Base Code in order to implement an ethical trading policy and prepare for an ethical audit. Carole from Verner Wheelock attended the course, run by HR Specialist and Ethical Auditor, Wendy Ingrey, and found it very informative.

Then we had the RSPH Diploma in Nutrition & Health – Sports & Leisure option during the last week of March.  It was good to see lots of old faces from previous courses as well as a few new ones!


We were probably just as busy on the in-house front during March as we were for open courses. The Level 3 Food Safety proved very popular, as did Level 2 HACCP, Level 3 HACCP and the FDQ Auditing Skills Certificate, as always.  We also ran client-based HACCP and Food Safety refreshers as well as Allergen training and a BRC v4 Packaging course.

If a course isn’t listed on our website, please call or email to ask if we can deliver what you’re looking for, as we are happy to provide bespoke solutions.



Staff News

Get well soon to Jason who managed to fracture a bone in his leg at Jujitsu! After just one week off he was bored of staying at home, so was soon back at work!

As part of our re-branding we have had some gilets embroidered with the new Verner Wheelock logo. See photo (right) of Kathryn Wheelock modelling the new waistcoats – proof that they are ideal for dressage riders as well as for in the office!

Foodex 2014

We had a great show at Foodex!

We met with lots of existing clients as well as plenty of new contacts.

We offered a show discount of 15% which was extended until the end of March. If you didn’t manage to come and see us at Foodex, 10% is being offered throughout April off all Skipton courses to celebrate the launch of our new brand.


The training providers on the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink stand.


Well done to all those delegates who have passed their FDQ Lead Auditor course. On the latest course we had 100% pass rate with 50% of those passing achieving a Distinction!

Book your training now:

See below for open course dates from April – June 2014. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

7 – 8 Creative Legal Labelling Buy one get one free on last minute places!                    
RSPH Foundation Certificate in HACCP
9 – 10 RSPH Level 3 Award in HACCP FULL
29-30 RSPH Level 3 Award in HACCP **Extra Date**

12 – 15 RSPH Level 4 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing
21 – 23 CIEH Training the Trainer

2 – 6 RSPH Level 4 Award in Food Safety
9 – 11 RSPH Level 4 Award in Nutrition
16 RSPH Foundation Certificate in HACCP
16 – 17 RSPH Level 3 Award in HACCP
18 – 19 FDQ Auditing Skills
20 Supplier Auditing

All courses take place in Skipton (at our NEW training centre), unless otherwise stated

Contact Claire Lennon on 01756 700802 or email claire.lennon@vwa.co.uk for availability.  See the full Training Calendar here.