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.
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