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New VWA Training Facility Now Open #HACCPcourses #foodindustrytraining

We might not have had Elton John or Bruce Springsteen along to perform, or a local dignitary to cut the ribbon – that’s not our style – but we are, nevertheless, very proud to announce that the new VWA training room is now open.


Situated in the picturesque grounds of the magnificent Broughton Hall in North Yorkshire since 1997, we have now expanded our premises by 50% to include a purpose built training facility.  VWA has been providing expert training to the food industry for over 20 years and our courses have continued to increase in popularity. We can now provide even more courses on site in our own self-contained building, which is also a tranquil setting for those all important examinations.

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Our original office space in Stable Courtyard has now been completely refurbished  to provide a bright, light, spacious training room, while still retaining the charm and character of the original beams and exposed stonework of the old stable block. The new training facility can accommodate up to 15 delegates at one time and is equipped with comfortable seating and the latest kit, including a new state-of-the-art interactive whiteboard and sound system. The main administrative hub is now located in a new office on the lower floor, adjacent to the entrance which is light and airy due to the original sash windows and open-plan layout.

Several delegates have commented over the years that not only do we provide top quality training, but the pleasant surroundings make the experience even more enjoyable, particularly for those who find most of their days are spent inside a food factory with little or no view of the outside world! We are fortunate to be in close proximity to the Broughton Hall estate’s Utopia restaurant, set within a beautiful walled garden, where those taking courses can enjoy tasty, home cooked food. Plus there is ample parking for all.

For those travelling some distance, there is a large selection of reasonably-priced hotels and bed & breakfast accommodation in and around the nearby historic market town of Skipton, with the award winning  Tempest Arms being top of the list for comfort, exceptional food and value for money. Less than 3 hours from London on the train, the Yorkshire Dales may be the perfect place for you to complete your Level 4 HACCP or Auditing Skills training!

We hope that you will come and join us on one of our Food Safety, HACCP, Auditing or specialist courses in our new facility. Anyone passing by is welcome to call in for a coffee and a cake!

Upcoming courses include:

Oct 3rd – HACCP Refresher (Ideal for those needing to resit an exam or update their knowledge for BRC)

Oct 9th – 10th – Creative Legal Labelling

Oct 14th – 16th – CIEH Training the Trainer (1 place)

Oct 28th – 31st – RSPH Level 4 Award in HACCP

For more information on any of the above course, or to enquire about hiring our facilities for your own training courses, please click on the links above or call our friendly office team on 01756 700802.