We continue to choose FDQ for their high levels of expertise in food industry qualifications.
As well as qualifying individuals to legally work in this area, the training will help them to become more skilled, more knowledgeable and able to discharge their roles more effectively.
The qualifications cover the handling and inspection of poultry and red meats in many species including; broilers and hens; ducks and geese; non-hunted game; turkeys; sheep and goats; pigs; cattle and lagomorphs.
This award covers the handling and inspection of poultry meat, ie. post-mortem only. There are several species pathways within this poultry qualification, including broilers and hens; ducks and geese; non-hunted game birds and turkeys. It is vital that Poultry Inspection Assistants take and achieve each species pathway as related to their job role.
If your business works with live animals at time of killing, and you want to find out more about the FDQ welfare of animals at time of killing qualifications (WATOK), please click here.
The Awards for Proficiency in Poultry Meat Inspection meet the requirements for training and tests set out in EU Regulation 854/2004 (article 5(7)) Annex iii, chapter iv (B). Plant Inspection Assistants must select and achieve units from the bird species that appertain to their role.
The Certificate for Proficiency in Poultry Meat Inspection and the Diploma for Proficiency in Meat Inspection together meet the requirements for training and tests set out in EU Regulation 854/2004 for the qualification of Official Auxiliaries (meat inspectors).
Level 2 Award for Proficiency in Poultry Meat Inspection - £60.00
Level 2 Certificate for Proficiency in Poultry Meat Inspection - £80.00
Level 4 Diploma for Proficiency in Meat Inspection - £385.00
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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