City & Guilds International

Centre approval number: 843 284 (Since June 2005)

As the most recognised international examinations body, City & Guilds provides vocational qualifications and certifications directly linked to workplace skills. These skills are not only academic based, but focuses on the competence of a graduate. Recognised in 120 countries worldwide, City & Guilds is synonymous with practical competence and values. At the FBI all students qualify on City & Guilds  programs together with Food & Beverage Institute training program certificates.

It has become apparent that the international hospitality arena bases the majority of their entry requirements into practical positions on City & Guilds vocational  qualifications. An added advantage of City & Guilds programs is the fact that qualifications are constantly updated with the help of industry professionals all around the world.

CATHSSETA Program Approval (Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority)

Training Provider Number:   613/P/000305/2016

Newly formed, CATHSSETA’s main function is to contribute to the raising of skills – of those already employed, or wanting to be employed – by ensuring that people learn skills that are needed by employers and communities. Theta ensures that training is to agreed standards, within a national framework wherever possible. It is no good if someone is trained in one province if their qualifications are not recognised in another. They also ensure that all training is subject to quality control and compared to the best international standards. (Data source: SACA)

QCTO (Quality Council for Trades and Occupations)

Training Provider Number:  SDP1221/18/00315

Qualification:  Occupational Certificate:  Chef (NQF Level 5)

The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is a Quality Council established in 2010 in terms of the Skills Development Act Nr. 97 of 1998. Its role is to oversee the design, implementation, assessment and certification of occupational qualifications, including trades, on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF).

The QCTO also offers guidance to skills development providers who must be accredited by the QCTO to offer occupational qualifications.


In association with City & Guilds, the Food & Beverage Institute offers many SAQA related and aligned training programs. The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) is a body that oversees the development of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). It formulates and publishes policies and criteria for the registration of bodies responsible for establishing education and training standards or qualifications, as well as for the accreditation of bodies responsible for monitoring and auditing achievements in terms of such standards and qualifications.

South African Chefs Association (SACA)

Centre Membership Number: TPSACA 15173

The South African Chefs Association is a non-profit industry organisation that has been representing chefs, cooks and caterers at all levels for the past 35 years.

It’s core purpose is to set and maintain the highest level of culinary excellence, food standards and professionalism throughout South Africa. SACA plays an integral role in the training and continuous improvement of standards in the hospitality industry. With the predicted growth in tourism, this role is becoming more and more important and through the SACA Seal of Approval, recognised standards for the industry are being set. (Data source: SACA)

The Food & Beverage Institute is also one of the main centres chosen by SACA to host the Government based skills training program (National Youth Chefs Training Program) for

2011 / 12 / 13 / 14.