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In today's highly regulated lairage and slaughter environments, the importance of up to date understanding of animal welfare.

FDQ and Excellence Global Limited, have therefore developed an animal welfare training programme based upon the principals and practices that are essential to underpin standard operating procedures. 

Animal welfare

This programme has been designed for those working in lairage and slaughter environments.

Individuals successfully completing the course will find their understanding of compliance in animal welfare updated and refreshed to support business operational effectiveness. 

Learners will cover areas such as:

  • practical application of animal welfare standards
  • regulatory welfare requirements for the humane treatment of animals prior to slaughter
  • animal behaviour and characteristics. 

Principles and Practices in Animal Welfare

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Endorsed programmes

An endorsed programme is a programme of learning which is endorsed by FDQ.

Learners and businesses can engage with these programmes with confidence; knowing they are of high quality and that they will deliver the outcomes they promise.

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MEAT Ipswich learner is FDQ’s 100th EPA success!

15/5/2019

 

 Owen Smith

 Owen Smith learning lamb butchery skills at MEAT Ipswich butchery school.

 

  

Owen Smith (18) has become our 100th successful EPA candidate. Owen trained for his butchery apprenticeship with MEAT Ipswich, where his trainer, Stuart Davis, said of him,

 

"Owen is a pleasant and very well mannered young man. Owen has gained confidence throughout his apprenticeship and has applied his learning to practical situations at his place of work, enabling him to adapt certain practices to suit the needs of the company. "

 

Originally studying for  ‘A’ levels, Owen realised the academic route wasn’t for him, so applied for an apprentice butcher job with Ansell and Sons in Maldon, Essex. Though at first he struggled working a 39 hour week he enjoyed the butchery training, especially as he was being paid to learn! Since completing his butchery apprenticeship and end-point assessment he has become an integral part of the team. He loves interacting with people and feels he learns something new every day.

 

Now more than ever apprenticeships are a great way of bringing new people into your team, or developing the skills of existing staff. On 1st April employer contributions were halved from 10% to 5%. This means the Government funds 95% of the apprenticeship training costs. In some circumstances 100% of training costs are covered. Talk to one of our friendly team to find out more.

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