Education providers can have their training programs accredited by EQA. For participants this allows to obtain certificates of competence based on internationally approved standards. The certificate is issued by the knowledge provider together with EQA and certifies basic knowledge in new fields of competence that are currently requested by managers and junior employees in enterprises and international value chains.

 

Focus of competence training

  1. Communication skills and teamwork
  2. Systematic selection of new suppliers considering quality and safety aspects
  3. Strategic planning and development of a quality policy
  4. Coordination of inspection strategies in joint value chains
  5. Adjustment of producer requirements and production conditions in local markets
  6. Organizational development
  7. Minimization of risks
  8. Minimization of costs
  9. Identifying and gaining competitive advantages

 

Target group

Education providers aim their trainings at farmers, consultants of agricultural enterprises and employees of food-processing companies as well as employees of the feed industry.

 

Requirements for accreditation

  1. Appointment of a contact person for processing the accreditation procedure
  2. Submission of forms providing all information about the content of extra-occupational advanced training and the lecturers involved
  3. Registration of lecturers at the EQA qualification and registration platform

 

Contact persons

Contact for the fields of herd manager / feed safety / hygiene and health:

Prof. Dr. Brigitte Petersen b.petersen@eqasce.de

Contact for the fields of hygiene and health / crisis and risk management:

Prof. Dr. Brigitte Petersen b.petersen@eqasce.de

Contact for data and traceability / ICT & LAB management:

Dr. Andriy Kubarenko avk@eqasce.eu

Universities and colleges

Course-related academic further training

Universities and universities of applied sciences can have their training programs for the certificate of System Quality Manager Junior accredited by EQA. For students, this certificate forms the basis for a career path with many career prospects. Following the specifications of the European Organization for Quality (EOQ), a university-specific model of course-related academic further training can be set up. Graduates holding an EQA QM Junior certificate have advantages for their career entries in the agri-food sector or administration organizations. This certificate confirms basic knowledge of quality management and functions as access to further training for the degrees of EQA Manager and EQA Auditor.

 

There are ten core areas of competence training that are laid down in the model of academic further training
  1. Requirements of ISO 9001, 22000, 31000 and 26000
  2. Legal framework
  3. Quality policy
  4. Methods and techniques of quality management
  5. Testing and measuring, statistical process control
  6. Quality costs
  7. Cooperation for application of preventive QM methods
  8. Moderation and presentation
  9. Organization and responsibilities
  10. Requirements of industry standards and label programs

 

Target group

Universities with students studying agri-food sciences, food chemistry or food technology and seek to shape a professional profile for taking over tasks in the field of quality management.

 

Requirements for accreditation

  1. Application for membership in the university network TUNEQA
  2. Appointment of a contact person for processing the accreditation procedure
  3. Submission of forms providing all information about the content of extra-occupational advanced training and the lecturers involved
  4. Registration of lecturers at the EQA qualification and registration platform

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Brigitte Petersen b.petersen@eqasce.de

Providers of further education

These are academies of standard providers and industry associations, vocational training institutions such as the countries’ chambers of agriculture or private education providers that have special offers for people of the agri-food sector.

Providers that offer single training modules or entire training courses can be accredited by EQAsce. The degrees of the graduates build upon each other. The range starts with a certificate for competence and reaches up to the degree of an EQA Representative System Manager, Auditor or Lecturer. This follows a lifelong learning concept:

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Subject based knowledge and experience is transferred through the accredited courses in the fields of

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The courses aim at making students understand their organizations as a system, recognizing functions and potential of standardized management systems and putting into practice the integration of management systems in enterprises and value chains of the agri-food industry.

Extra occupational training

Education providers of the industry can have their training programs accredited by EQAsce. For participants this allows to obtain proof of competence based on internationally recognized standards. The certificate is issued by the knowledge provider together with EQA and certifies basic knowledge in new fields of competence, that are currently requested by managers and junior employees in enterprises and international value chains.

 

Core-areas of competence training

  1. Communication skills and teamwork
  2. Systematic selection of new suppliers considering quality and safety aspects
  3. Strategic planning and development of a quality policy
  4. Coordination of inspection strategies in joint value chains
  5. Adjustment of producer requirements and production conditions in local markets
  6. Organizational development
  7. Minimization of risks
  8. Minimization of costs
  9. Identifying and gaining competitive advantages
  10. Data processing, digitalization and traceability

 

Target group

Education providers aim their trainings at farmers, consultants of agricultural enterprises and employees of food-processing companies as well as employees of the feed industry.

 

Requirements for accreditation

  1. Appointment of a contact person for processing the accreditation procedure
  2. Submission of forms providing all information about the content of extra-occupational advanced training and the lecturers involved
  3. Registration of lecturers at the EQA qualification and registration platform

 

Contact persons

Contact for the fields of herd manager / feed safety / hygiene and health:

Prof. Dr. Brigitte Petersen b.petersen@eqasce.de

Contact for the fields of hygiene and health / crisis and risk management

Prof. Dr. Brigitte Petersen b.petersen@eqasce.de

Contact for data and traceability / ICT & LAB management

Dr. Andriy Kubarenko avk@eqasce.eu