Following many years of lobbying by the butchery industry, FDQ has developed a brand new qualification to support the development of the next generation of British butchers.
At last we can work with colleges to bring fresh talent into the sector, equipped with critical butchery skills and knowledge, as well as the attitudes and behaviours to carve out a successful career. These are the first dedicated vocationally related butchery qualifications designed for provision in a college learning environment to support progression into further learning.
The Professional butchery VRQs cover a broad range of practical skills and knowledge in the following areas:
These qualifications are ideal to support learning in a college study programme.
The qualifications in this suite are suitable for learners who wish to develop their skills and/ or understanding to support progression into further learning.
These qualifications will offer learners the opportunity to develop intermediate practical skills and knowledge in a wide range of butchery processing techniques and enterprise and employability skills.
Units within these qualifications cover butchery skills and knowledge relating to many types of meat; a range of processing techniques; butchery service and support skills as well as important subjects such as traceability, classification, cleaning and temperature control to name but a few.
These qualifications are designed for delivery in an off-the-job learning environment. They are complementary qualifications to support individual development for proficiency qualifications in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills and also for Apprenticeships.
Level 2 Certificate in Professional Butchery - £109.50
Level 2 Diploma in Professional Butchery - £109.50
These offer learners the opportunity to develop practical skills and knowledge in an off-the-job learning environment.These qualifications are designed to support progression into further learning and work-based learning.
Jason Bennellick, of Prima Bakeries, Scorrier, has become the first bakery apprentice in England to successfully complete the L2 Craft Baker Apprenticeship, achieving a Merit grade.
The L2 Baker Standard contains three distinct routes, one of which is Craft Baker. This specialism was designed to revive traditional craft bakery skills, which the apprentice must prove in their bakery end-point assessment.
Supporting Jason in his apprenticeship learning and end-point assessment preparation were Truro and Penwith College. The college introduced the Baker Apprenticeship Standard in 2018, in recognition of the importance of the baking industry to the Cornish economy.
Baking Lecturer and course developer, David Williams, who himself has 40 years’ experience in craft bakery said he was ‘very proud’ of Jason’s achievement. He added,
‘It has been a pleasure to work alongside Prima to develop our Bakery Apprenticeship programme and deliver the skills needed in the workplace’
Prima’s Managing Director, Mark Norton, described the bakery apprenticeship as ‘exemplary’ and that Prima were keen to take on a new apprentice to help build the future of craft baking in Cornwall.Read more