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Distance learning programme

Each year UK Flour Millers – the trade association for the UK flour milling industry, runs seven modular courses to provide millers with an essential understanding and underpinning knowledge of the milling industry. The courses are studied by hundreds of students around the world and lead to the Advanced Certificate in Flour Milling.

The modules cover every aspect of flour milling: from wheat to flour; from milling to management. Each module is split up into ‘bite-size’ chunks, to help students learn.

The modules may be studied in any order and in any combination; students are not required to have any previous qualifications. Students are encouraged to study between 1 and 3 modules in their first year (approx 12 hours minimum study time per module).

For each module, students receive the benefits a course textbook each written by trained millers; and will be allocated a tutor, who will comment on their work during the year. The tutors are all experienced in the operation and management of flour mills, providing students with expert assistance in their training. The student’s workplace will need to appoint a mill mentor to support their learning which should help maximise the rewards of their study.

We have prepared a handy checklist and have collated some testimonials for you to look over to see if the programme is right for you or your employees. 


Enrolments are currently closed and will open on 1 June 2021 for study that begins in September 2021 with exams in May 2022. Students are encouraged to study between 1 and 3 modules in their first year (approximate 12 hours minimum study time per module). Course fees vary depending on whether you are a member of UK Flour Millers trade association and where in the world you are based. 


For more information please email us on: info@ukflourmillers.org


If you are considering enrolling one or more of your employees onto one or more of the nabim Flour Milling Distance Learning courses you may wish to consult our handy checklist to decide whether it is right for you...

When are the fellowship applications due?

Please see below for specific deadlines and visit fellowship page for more specific application details: Last Date for applications - 15th May, 2021

Who can apply for the fellowship?

We encourage applicants to be thoughtful about applying to the fellowship(s) that align(s) best with his/her experience and goals. For details please visit - Fellowship Page

Can we apply for a fellowship while being a student?

Yes, you can. This fellowship invites all interested students and professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and networking in this domain. . Please note, the number of seats are limited for this fellowship, if you are not selected for this round, please do apply for the next fellowship.

How should my application documents be submitted?

We require you to kindly visit apply page on our website and fill the requisite details and attach the documents as mentioned or kindly email us your applicaition with requisite documents, namely, Resume/CV and a 500 word Statement of Purpose along with the fee.

Will the Gpods Fellowship confirm receipt of my application?

Yes, we will. Inspite of high volume of applications, we will respond to each applicant in due time.

Will the fellowship accept late applications?

No. all application materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

I’ve encountered a technical glitch while working on my application or while submitting it. Who should I contact?

Drop us a message through our website or email at info@gpods.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

When will I know if I am selected for the fellowship?

We accept respond to successful applicants 1-2 weeks after the application deadline. Please note, all applications will be processed once we've received all your documents and fee.

What are the benefits of the Fellowship if I am selected?

Please refer to the fellowship page on the GPODS website for details.

Am I expected to attend all sessions of the co-curricular program?

Group cohesion and accountability are important elements to the fellowship experience. Attendance is expected at all fellowship sessions, with the exception of prior academic commitments. Active participation in all co-curricular programming is a requirement of all fellows for the duration of the fellowship and is key to making the most out of the fellowship experience.

Who can apply for a scholarship?

Anyone can apply for scholarship through our application form. All scholarships shall be provided based on merit and financial need of the applicant. Our decision shall remain final.

How can I apply for a scholarship?

You do not need to fill any additional form to apply for scholarship. All applicants can opt-in for scholarship in our application form. For details, please refer to Fellowship page.

Can I seek a refund, if I am unable to attend the fellowship?

All fellowship fees are non-refundable.

If you have any additional queries, how can you contact GPODS team?

Please fill out the contact form for a quick response.

What do I do, if I face any technical difficulties during payment procedure?

Should you face any technical difficulties during the payment, kindly reach out to us as soon as possible with a snapshot of the same. If your payment isn't going through, just drop us an email at info@gpods.org and we will resolve the issues as soon as possible and reach out to you with a solution.Rest assured we will resolve the issue for you in a jiffy.

Exam Results

The pass list for the 2020 flour milling examinations, which took place in September this year, can be downloaded from left hand side of this page.

In the document, candidates will be listed by grade, in alphabetical order of last name.


An asterisk* denotes the top-scoring student in each module; while the hashtag # denotes the top-scoring student from UK Flour Millers member companies.

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Distance learning programme


Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the Virtual Mill is likely to be inaccessible for several weeks.  This means that all of this month’s revision tutorials are highly unlikely to take place.  If we can find an alternative platform for the tutorials, we will let you know.  In the meantime, students should contact their tutors if they have any particular issues they wish to discuss.


In the meantime, www.flourmillingtraining.com remains active, providing access to many other training resources

We are very sorry for this inconvenience.  We are currently working on a new web-based version of the Virtual Mill and are confident of its launch in time for the 2021-22 course session.


Benefits of flour milling training for managers

"I have found UK Flour Millers's programme a cost-effective and efficient training tool.  It increases my employees' knowledge and understanding, which helps them both do their job competently and play a full role as part of the team and the business as a whole." 

Steven Britton, Head of Business Improvement,

Allied Mills, Manchester