FFL training

Food – a fact of life (FFL) courses are designed to support the training needs of teachers who teach food, based around delivering the curriculum. The courses build on the successful work of the BNF and AHDB working with teachers over many years, as well as work through the Food Teacher Professional Portfolio programme.

The FFL training courses are open to all teachers (trainee and practising) and teaching assistants that teach food. Training is a mix of free, discounted and paid-for. For a list of the latest courses, click here. 

FFL training is delivered by:

  • webinars: live online events to support specific areas of food knowledge or classroom practice (recordings will also be available for ‘catch-up’);
  • online training courses: longer training courses, where teachers can go through content in their own time, at their own pace;
  • practical workshops: small group sessions, focusing on the development of food skills, healthy eating or learning about specific food commodities and food origins;
  • conferences: larger face-to-face events, focusing on topical education or curriculum issues, ideal for networking and sharing good practice.

Conferences

Northern food teacher conference

A conference organised by Leeds City Council in partnership with Food - a fact of life.

  • Cost
    £100
  • When
    07/12/2019
  • Time
    09:00 Start
  • Where
    The Banqueting Hall - Leeds

Food and nutrition education in Scotland conference

The first Food – a fact of life Food and nutrition education in Scotland conference for primary a...

  • Cost
    £20
  • When
    16/11/2019
  • Time
    09:00 Start
  • Where
    Marriott Glasgow - Glasgow

National food and nutrition education conference 2020

The conference is aimed at trainee, new, non-specialist and experienced teachers and will provide...

  • Cost
    £20
  • When
    01/02/2020
  • Time
    09:00 Start
  • Where
    Ambassadors Bloomsbury - London

Webinars

Good food hygiene and safety practices

Join Frances as she exemplifies how to put good food hygiene and safety into practice.

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    06/11/2019
  • Time
    20:00 Start
  • Where
    Online Webinar

ICT, literacy and numeracy in food and nutrition lessons

Join Roy as he outlines the opportunities for pupils to undertake and apply ICT, literacy and num...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    03/12/2019
  • Time
    20:00 Start
  • Where
    Online Webinar

Online training

Food spoilage, hygiene and safety

An online course focusing on food spoilage, hygiene and safety.

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    tbc
  • Time
    tbc
  • Where
    Online course

Functional properties of food

An online course that focuses on the functional properties of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. I...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    tbc
  • Time
    tbc
  • Where
    Online course

Food training - primary (England)

This course has been specifically created for initial and practising primary school teachers in E...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    tbc
  • Time
    tbc
  • Where
    Online course

Food training - primary (Northern Ireland)

This course has been specifically created for initial and practising primary school teachers in N...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    tbc
  • Time
    tbc
  • Where
    Online course

Food training - primary (Wales)

This course has been specifically created for initial and practising primary school teachers in W...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    tbc
  • Time
    tbc
  • Where
    Online course

Food training - primary (Scotland)

This course has been specifically created for initial and practising primary school teachers in S...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    tbc
  • Time
    tbc
  • Where
    Online course

Characteristics of good practice in teaching food and nutrition education (secondary)

An online course to help teachers become even better food teachers.

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    tbc
  • Time
    00:00 Start
  • Where
    Online course
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