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About the Association

The Food Safety Professionals Association was set up in 2007 with the intention of bringing together the best independent food safety/hygiene professionals operating on the island of Ireland in an attempt to nurture and improve the standards of food safety advice and training available to the Hospitality, Catering, retail and Industrial sectors in Ireland...Read more ›

Types of Membership

There are three categories of members.

Full membership is limited to individuals whose main employment is in a capacity typically associated with educational and consulting activities and who can demonstrate a high level of competence in and knowledge of The Food Service and Hospitality Industry and Food Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail...Read more ›

Benefits of Membership

  • Profile page on www.fspa.ie
  • Access to the resources of the FSPA.
  • Opportunity to network with peers.
  • Continual professional development.
  • Business referral between members.
  • Social interaction between fellow professionals.

The Food Safety Professionals Association

You may feel secure knowing your qualification is acknowledged nationally and globally when you take a QQI programme with us. We have met the quality criteria necessary to become a QQI re-engaged training provider, which shows our dedication to our clients and customers and that our business complies with national and global best practices for further education training.

The training centre's mission statement is: 

“The FSPA Training Centre is committed to providing a quality service based on professionalism, encouragement, integrity and equality. We provide quality assured sector relevant learning programmes designed to help learners achieve their professional potential.”

Combining experiential learning with traditional classroom instruction, we foster an environment where students may think, learn, and succeed. We strive to provide accredited and unaccredited training at the same level of competence.

Our core values emphasise the value of continual personal and professional development for all parties involved—staff, colleagues, clients, and students. We aim to uphold ethical codes in all facets of our adult education and training programmes.

Food Safety Professionals Association Ltd Quality Assurance Policies and Procedures 

In February 2023 QQI Programmes and Awards Executive Committee (PAEC) approved Food Safety Professionals Association Ltd Training Centre's Core Learning QA Procedures in accordance with Section 30 of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012. Food Safety Professionals Association Ltd is committed to its responsibilities under the Further Education and Training Act 2012.

Please see our Quality Assurance Manual here ›

Evaluation and monitoring reports will be posted on our website as part of our commitment to fair and consistent assessment of learners and our requirements under the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012.

To access our 2022 Re-engagement Report, click here. ›


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