EQA – partner for lifelong learning

Step by step: Often, deciding on a career in the international agri-food industry is not always easy. On your way towards becoming a specialist and manager, we are your reliable and competent contact partner.

Global feed- and food value chains are learning organizations. As such, they need a high degree of structuring and management expertise. Our qualification programs help to advance your organization on all control levels and to support you with your specific tasks in the fields of quality, risk, crisis and audit management.


Your motivation

Long-term sustainable development of competence & strengthening of the competitive position

EQAsce is a reliable partner for junior employees and specialists from agri-food industries as well as service and retail. By completing an EQAsce qualification program you expand your specialist knowledge and experience in the development and continuous improvement of quality systems as well as conformity checks with industry standards and norms.

EQA prepares you and your enterprise well for international competition. An essential goal of our training philosophy is the long-term development of participants’ skills following the lifelong learning concept.


Six fields of qualification for tasks within the agri-food sector. These programs follow the EOQ standards CoS 9000 and CoS 22000.

The overview shows in green those qualification areas and levels in which persons within agricultural animal husbandry and their advisers can acquire EQA-recognized qualifications. The blue boxes show programs for those working in food processing, service organizations or public institutions. The requirement for these personal certificates is participation in EQA-recognized courses and training at an EQA-accredited training provider.


Modular structure of further training ranging from Quality Systems Manager Junior to managers in different fields of activities

There are two career paths to become an expert or manager responsible for different tasks in intercompany quality, risk and crisis management. Often it is the training as Quality Systems Manager Junior during the time of academic studies that creates the prerequisite for further qualification while working in enterprises in the agri-food sector. In addition, people who have completed the mastership examination or similar practical vocational training can also embark on a career in management. The modular structure makes it easy to collect credit points during a professional activity in order to register for an examination as a prerequisite for a personal certificate.

Individual courses and seminar series seek to teach competences in a clearly specified field of activity in the industry. They teach knowledge, methods and operational as well as practical implementation while focusing on the application of the individual participant in his/her working environment. Each course is thematically self-contained. Completed courses can be credited for further training courses.


Number of modules and training days on the path to becoming a Quality Systems Manager, Food Chain Manager, Food Safety & Health Manager and Risk and Crisis Manager.

The additional academic training for Quality Systems Manager Junior is usually distributed over the entire Master’s program. A period of half a year is planned for the practical implementation of a topic that has relevance for quality management or the preparation of an experimental Master’s thesis. The obligatory lecture modules have a duration of six hours per week during the semester. These modules belong in any case to the curriculum of the respective university and therefore are not considered to be an additional time burden to the students.


Seminars and refresher courses

In-depth seminars on current topics, refresher courses and special e-learning courses complete the training program. Seminars bring existing knowledge up to date and address new topics. The portfolio covers the whole EQA education program and its contents. It is intended for managers who seek to acquire knowledge on a specific topic in a compact form and who want to exchange experiences. Refresher courses enables knowledge, methods and competences to be updated and supplemented.