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Knife skills for food processing

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FDQ’s food safety and HACCP package is brilliant! It’s so flexible; saving us time and money whilst maintaining quality.

Yvonne Yates

Fairfax Meadow

This new suite of qualifications is designed specifically to ensure the safe use of knives in food businesses and colleges. 

It is particularly useful in helping food businesses to demonstrate due diligence in ensuring their workforce is effectively trained in the safe use of knives to the required compliance standards.

This can lead to positive outcomes in a number of areas such as BRC Global compliance, reduction of incidents and increased levels of safety in the workplace.

These qualifications contain a range of optional units whereby the safe use of knives can be demonstrated and applied in different food industry processing contexts.

 

Suite purpose

These qualifications are designed for learners who are either working in - or preparing to work in - food manufacturing or processing roles.

They are designed to recognise achievement in the safe and effective use, knowledge and understanding of professional knife skills in food operations. The qualifications do not confirm or infer learner competence to apply skills, knowledge and understanding in the workplace.

These qualifications comprise a mandatory unit in the understanding of the safe use of food knives, and optional units where learners can qualify in relevant knife skills in:

  • meat and poultry
  • bakery
  • fish and shellfish
  • vegetable 
  • salad processing

To add this qualification to your provision, please call or email us today.

 

 

Fees

Level 2 Award in Knife Skills for Food Processing - £42.50

FDQ Level 2 Award In Knife Skills for Food Processing

Qualification structure

Learning focused qualifications

Trained and assessed in a learning or college environment, these qualifications are also known as vocationally-related qualifications (VRQs).

They are designed to support progression to the next level of learning.  

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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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FDQ reach end-point assessment milestone

15/3/2019

FDQ reach end-point assessment milestone

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