Monthly Update from VWA – June 2013

Welcome to our June update – keeping you informed of all the latest news from Verner Wheelock Associates.

June Training Courses

We continued to be busy during June running open courses at our training centre in Yorkshire, and also in-house at customer premises.

Skipton courses included two advanced RSPH courses – Level 4 Award in Food Safety, and the Diploma in Nutrition & Health as well as our popular Auditing Skills course and the new  Creative Legal Labelling workshop,which was fully subscribed. This 2-day course covered all the new legislation relating to the Food Information Regulations, as well as existing labelling legislation. Next course is on 9-10 October.

In-house we ran yet another successful Level 3 Food Safety course for Makro, in addition to the four earlier this year – this ran very smoothly despite being arranged at short notice. We also delivered a COSHH awareness course for Logoplaste who provide plastic bottling for milk at Arla’s site in Stourton, Leeds, and another Level 3 Food Safety and Level 2 HACCP for regular customer Pinneys, who produce smoked salmon in Scotland.

Staff News

VWA is expanding! We spent the last 2 days of June moving into our new offices at Broughton Hall. Still in the Stable Courtyard at Broughton Hall we now have extra office space which is light and airy, and has lovely features including exposed beams and original sash windows with shutters.

VWA Offices, Skipton
VWA new office at Broughton Hall

During August our training room is being refurbished so watch this space for more photos  – all work will be completed in time for ‘the start of term’ in September.


Our recent HACCP Refresher was a useful reminder for those who took their HACCP exams some years ago. It was also a good revision exercise for some who were aiming to pass the challenging Level 4 Award in HACCP for food manufacturing. Well done to everyone who passed following the Refresher course!

Delegates on our recent Level 2 and 3 HACCP courses in June also achieved excellent results as follows:

  • Level 2 HACCP–  9 passes
  • Level 3 HACCP –  12 Distinctions, 1 pass

Well done to all those on our recent CIEH Traner Skills & Practice Training the Trainer courses (in Skipton and at North Yorkshire Fire Service) who all passed with flying colours!

Coming up in July we are running the following courses:

Contact us for last minute availability.

15 – 18 July: RSPH Level 4 HACCP

23 – 24 July: RSPH Level 3 Award in HACCP FULL (Next available course 10 – 11 September)

Contact Claire Lennon on 01756 700802 or email for availability.  See the full Training Calendar here.

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