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Become an Accredited Training Provider

The EIT Food Course Catalogue only features courses and programmes that uphold the highest standards in the sector. What distinguishes these training programmes from others in the industry is the widely recognized EIT Label that guarantees the quality of the course and credibility of the training provider.

Setting new professional standards with the EIT Label

Experts and professionals

The accreditation to carry the EIT Label is based on a peer review process managed by the Learning and Assessment Advisory Board. Members of the board are appointed after a careful nomination and interview process to ensure they possess the right experience and qualifications and an understanding of the demands of the competitive agrifood sector.

We also use professional organisations whose role is to oversee the learner certification process and have staff dedicated to help you manage the procedural aspects of the accreditation and certification processes.


The EIT Label upholds the highest standard within the agrifood sector. We align with internationally recognized guidelines and networks to define a robust accreditation process. 

The criteria for this process are drawn from diverse references, including collaborations with professional bodies, apprenticeship organisations, and academic institutions from across Europe. Starting from their experience, we’ve defined the EIT Food Competency Framework. This framework identifies the key competencies and capabilities required of our accredited programmes. 

Working together

The accreditation of professional education and training lies at the heart of our vision to professionalise the agrifood system. This is our way of acknowledging lifelong learning, benefiting both learners and employers.

For training and education providers, the EIT Label signifies excellence in teaching innovation and entrepreneurship. It showcases their contribution to its rigorous educational values. We understand the need for a practical and accessible accreditation process. That’s why we commit to collaborate closely with our training providers, to ensure that the accreditation procedures are user-friendly and do not burden providers, without compromising the quality and integrity of the programmes we endorse.

Value for Training Providers

Accredited quality recognition

Receive the EIT Label as recognition of your training programmes and prove the quality of your courses within the food sector

Mark of Excellence

Demonstrate your courses are benchmarked against respected standards in the food industry

Access to the European market

Feature your courses prominently in the EIT Food education Course Catalogue

Enhance your credibility and added value

Highlight the added value and impact of your courses by showcasing your enhanced profile and credibility as an educational provider

How to become a Certified Training Provider?

First, what are the advantages of becoming an accredited training provider? Find the answer below:

  • Entitlement for your accredited course to carry the EIT Label for non-degree education & training. Demonstrating high quality, transparency and credibility giving you a competitive advantage.
  • Identification with a leading, internationally recognised brand in professional education.
  • Access to a broader stream of learners from industry, academic institutions and research institutes.
  • Opportunity to join the EIT Food EcoSystem and extend your network and develop new collaborations.
  • Access to the EIT Food Alumni Community.
  • Inclusion of your course in the EIT Food Education Course Catalogue.
  • Promotional support from EIT Food Education. 

How can we support you?

EIT Food Education offers the following services and infrastructure to support programmes and courses in its course catalogue:

  • Resources to assist you in completing your application including access to dedicated support team to help you align your courses with our quality systems.
  • Dedicated marketing communication about your course on EIT Food Education channels on (e.g. website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn). Complementary to and supportive of your main strategy to reach your target audiences.
  • Student Information System and application portal to capture applications and ensure data can be processed in compliance with GDPR. 
  • The Canvas Learning Management System which may be used for courses or programmes developed in collaboration with EIT Food. 
  • A payment gateway for any programmes or courses offered on a fee basis.

Steps in the Accreditation Process

The application process will validate the expertise your organisation will bring to the EIT Food portfolio, how these complement the existing course catalogue and what assistance you may need in preparing courses for accreditation, deployment and learner assessment.

  1. Submit your application through the EIT Food Call portal, “myEITFood”.  Identify your target market, the course goals and objectives, what and how you will teach and how you will assess your learners and evaluate your course;
  2. Pay a deposit at the point of registration on “myEITFood” when you will be provided with detailed resources and support which will explain what information is needed and how to use the EIT Food Competency Framework to demonstrate the excellence of your programme;
  3. Submit your completed application whenever you are ready, there are no deadlines for submission;
  4. Your application will be evaluated by a panel of experts in professional education, teaching, learning and learner assessment and the panel’s recommendations and feedback will be shared with the EIT Food Accreditation and Assessment Board which meets at the end of each quarter;
  5. You will be notified of the Board’s decision to approve or decline accreditation within 2 to 3 weeks of the Board meeting and you will be provided with detailed constructive feedback and, if necessary requirements for next steps if modifications to you application are needed;
  6. Once you have been granted accreditation status to carry the EIT Label for non-degree education & training you will pay the outstanding balance when you will receive the formal accreditation certificate to evidence your success and you will be eligible for inclusions in the EIT Food course catalogue.

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