Get the latest hospitality news and inspiration straight to your inbox. Subscribe to our newsletter.

McDonalds to offer nationally recognised qualifications

Written by:
McDonalds to offer nationally recognised qualifications
Written by:

McDonalds is to become one of the first employers allowed to award nationally recognised qualifications through its training programmes.

The Government is set to announce that the fast-food giant, Network Rail and airline Flybe will accredit their own training equivalent to GCSEs, A-Levels and degrees.

McDonalds will train staff for a certificate in basic shift management, which includes modules on human resources, finance and hygiene.

The three companies are the first to gain accrediting powers from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, which will oversee pilot schemes.

Employers’ group the CBI said it was “a positive move” towards an awards system that can deliver the skills employers need.

John Cridland, CBI deputy director-general, said: “Companies currently invest £33b every year in training their staff, but only one-third of employer training leads to qualifications because not enough official courses offer the competencies that employers require. 

“Firms have instead run their own bespoke training programmes and formally recognising more of this employer training will lead to more relevant qualifications and give a greater recognition to business and employee investment in skills.”

McDonald’s ‘McJob’ definition under review >> 

Caterer Blog: No McRespect for the McJob? >>

McDonald’s wants Mcjob removed from dictionary >> 

McDonald’s wins Caterer’s Best Places to Work award >> 

Hospitality sector a poor employer >> 

By Daniel Thomas


E-mail your comments to Daniel Thomas here.


The Caterer Blog
Catch up with more news and gossip on the Caterer Blog here
For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail news alerts.

Start the discussion

Sign in to comment or register new account

Start the working day with

The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign up now for:

  • The latest exclusives from across the industry
  • Innovations, new openings, business news and practical advice
  • The latest product innovations and supplier offers
Sign up for free