CS Associates was formed in 2013 when a food technologist and an agronomist decided that the available training was not addressing the industry move towards “Farm to Fork” management of food safety. Available training was either highly specific, fragmented skills based short courses or generic training aimed at basic food industry requirements. These founding members decided that a gap needed to be filled. The associates have developed a program of integrated training courses that are based on the principle of assisted learning, The program is designed as a distance learning program where the learner decides what subjects to study and allows them to adjust the pace of learning to suit them. Unlike other training courses where the teaching program and group assessments are scheduled, this program allows learners to decide when they are ready to undergo assessment.
This program is currently available only as a set of English language learning materials and is assessed in English Language but there are plans to extend the coverage to provide Spanish, French and Italian Versions.