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We continue to choose FDQ for their high levels of expertise in food industry qualifications.

Martyn Baker

Telford College

EU regulations require those who work in meat inspection to be suitably qualified. Our range of meat inspection qualifications apply to those wishing to work as either Official Auxilliaries (meat inspectors) or Poultry Inspection Assistants (PIA's).

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.

Meat inspection qualifications

Suite overview

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).

 

FDQ Level 2 Award for Proficiency in Poultry Meat Inspection

Qualification structure
Broilers and hens pathway
Ducks and geese pathway
Non-hunted game bird pathway
Turkey pathway

FDQ Level 2 Certificate for Proficiency in Poultry Meat Inspection

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 4 Diploma for Proficiency in Meat Inspection

Qualification structure

Competence based qualifications

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.

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