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.
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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