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

Practical workshops

FFL virtual practical workshop – Shorter lessons, practical food skills and learning intent (Dec)

Are your lessons 1 hour or less? Do your pupils struggle to get finished by the end of the lesson...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    04/12/2021
  • Time
    09:00 Start
  • Where
    Your kitchen

FFL virtual practical workshop – Food science and food skills – practical applications

Find out how you can build pupils’ food science knowledge and develop their practical food skills...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    15/01/2022
  • Time
    09:00 Start
  • Where
    Your kitchen

FFL virtual practical workshop – Food science and food skills – practical applications (Feb)

Find out how you can build pupils’ food science knowledge and develop their practical food skills...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    09/02/2022
  • Time
    17:00 Start
  • Where
    Your kitchen

Webinars

Building cultural awareness when delivering healthy eating messages

The UK consists of a diverse population with roots from all across the globe. Join us for a webin...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    01/12/2021
  • Time
    16:30 Start
  • Where
    Online Webinar

Practical food skills, cooking and reducing food waste

Hear about research into how developing practical food skills and cooking from scratch can help t...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    08/12/2021
  • Time
    16:30 Start
  • Where
    Online Webinar

Careers in food and drink

Hear about the extensive careers in food and drink and the wide variety of opportunities availabl...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    09/03/2022
  • Time
    16:30 Start
  • Where
    Online Webinar

Further information about more FFL practical food skills/recipes masterclasses and webinars will be available soon.

Online training

Characteristics of good practice in teaching food and nutrition (primary)

This course has been specifically created for practising, newly qualified and trainee primary tea...

  • 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

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

An online course for staff teaching food and nutrition to pupils with additional needs.

  • 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 (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

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

Food training - primary (Scotland - Gaelic)

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

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

Food training - primary (Wales - Cymraeg)

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

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

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