These flexible qualifications boost skills, leading to business efficiencies for Moy Park.
Despite being such big business, the sector is facing a number of challenges from the consumer, the environment, legislation and the economy. To overcome these it is critical that those working in the sector are highly trained, skilled and knowledgeable.
We have a range of meat and poultry competence (ie. work-based learning) qualifications which have been designed for the sector as it is today.
Each of our qualifications has a large choice of units; these reflect the wide variety of jobs which people undertake in the many types of businesses which operate in the meat sector.
All these qualifications are approved by the Meat Training Council (MTC). FDQ is a sister company of MTC.
These qualifications are designed for those who are working in a meat and poultry business. They offer the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to confirm competence at work in a broad range of meat and poultry operative or technical roles. For example learners can qualify in areas as diverse as: the monitoring of livestock, slaughter, meat processing/butchery and butchery sales and service.
The qualifications within this suite provide meat and poultry businesses with an opportunity to develop good food manufacture practices and understanding. They allow skills and knowledge to be developed in a wide variety of areas depending upon the type of business and processes/products that apply.
The broad menu of skills and knowledge within the qualifications can be chosen to reflect the roles, responsibilities and development needs of learners. These include compliance functions like food safety and health and safety; operative functions including process control and problem resolution and specific technical or scientific functions.
Level 2 Award for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills - £60.00
Level 2 Certificate for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills - £80.00
Level 2 Diploma for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills - £80.00
Level 3 Certificate for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills - £90.00
Level 3 Diploma for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills - £90.00
These are particularly popular with employers as training and assessment can be carried out largely within the workplace. This means qualifications can be undertaken during the working day and require minimal time off the job.
The qualifications and associated training can be tailored to be relevant to an individual’s daily work and business procedures, to ensure maximum benefit is derived by both the learner and their business.
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.Read more
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