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.

Please scroll down the page to see all the current FFL training on offer.

Conferences

Childhood obesity: How much is food education in schools part of the solution? (Scotland)

Join us for this regional conference tackling the importance of childhood obesity and food educat...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    28/11/2020
  • Time
    09:00 Start
  • Where
    Online conference

Childhood obesity: How much is food education in schools part of the solution? (England)

Join us for this regional conference tackling the importance of childhood obesity and food educat...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    30/01/2021
  • Time
    09:00 Start
  • Where
    Online conference

Childhood obesity: How much is food education in schools part of the solution? (Northern Ireland)

Join us for this regional conference tackling the importance of childhood obesity and food educat...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    27/02/2021
  • Time
    09:00 Start
  • Where
    Online conference

Childhood obesity: How much is food education in schools part of the solution? (Wales)

Join us for this regional conference tackling the importance of childhood obesity and food educat...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    20/03/2021
  • Time
    09:00 Start
  • Where
    Online conference

Due to the on-going situation with regards to COVID-19, the Primary and secondary school Cooking and Nutrition Education conference and exhibition planned for March 2020 was postponed. We hope that the conference will be re-scheduled for July 2021.

Webinars

Know your labels: nutrition and health claims

Find out more about the importance of understanding and applying nutrition and health claims.

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    02/12/2020
  • Time
    16:30 Start
  • Where
    Online Webinar

How do I create a worksheet?

Developing resources, starting with the ‘why?’ through to the nitty-gritty of creation.

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    03/02/2021
  • Time
    16:30 Start
  • Where
    Online Webinar

A thematic approach to teaching food and nutrition in primary schools

Find out about using themes to teach food and nutrition in primary schools.

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    24/03/2021
  • Time
    16:00 Start
  • Where
    Online Webinar

Online training

Food spoilage, hygiene and safety

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

  • Cost
    £45
  • 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
    £45
  • When
    tbc
  • Time
    tbc
  • Where
    Online course

Sensory science

An online course to teach sensory science.

  • 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

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

Practical workshops

Food – a fact of life virtual food skills workshop – Back to basics (Dec)

Join Roy and Frances for a practical activity twilight session to develop ‘back to basics’ food s...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    09/12/2020
  • Time
    17:00 Start
  • Where
    Your kitchen

Food - a fact of life virtual food skills workshop - Food skills and recipe progression

Join Roy and Frances for a morning of practical activity with a focus on food skills and recipe p...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    16/01/2021
  • Time
    09:30 Start
  • Where
    Your kitchen

Food - a fact of life virtual food skills workshop - Food skills and recipe progression 2

Join Roy and Frances for a practical activity twilight with a focus on food skills and recipe pro...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    10/03/2021
  • Time
    17:00 Start
  • Where
    Your kitchen

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