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.

Webinars

Using school gardens to explore where food comes from

Find out how two schools use their gardens to explore where food comes from.

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    22/06/2021
  • Time
    16:30 Start
  • Where
    Online Webinar

Careers in catering and hospitality – opportunities for young people with additional needs

Find out how two organisations support young people with additional needs, harnessing the confide...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    30/06/2021
  • Time
    16:30 Start
  • Where
    Online Webinar

Practical food skills and recipes masterclass - artisan bread making

Find out how bread is made in a family bakery in London and how three artisan breads can be made...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    14/07/2021
  • Time
    16:30 Start
  • Where
    Online Webinar

Practical food skills and recipes masterclass - cheese making

Find out how cheese is made on a dairy farm in Devon and how soft cheese can be made in the class...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    15/09/2021
  • Time
    16:30 Start
  • Where
    Online Webinar

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

Conferences

Primary and secondary school Cooking and Nutrition education conference

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

  • Cost
    £65
  • When
    07/07/2021
  • Time
    09:30 Start
  • Where
    Online conference

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
    FREE
  • 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

Practical workshops

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