Working with FDQ has ensured that the training we do is right for our business and staff.
The Watok qualifications were first developed in 2010, and have been in use within the Meat and Poultry sector for almost five years. Since November 2015 they have been a regulatory requirement in support of the Watok EU Regulation 1099/2009 to enable individuals to apply for a Certificate of Competence to work in lairage and slaughter operations. The scope of the qualifications applies to those who work with animals and poultry in the care, movement, preparation and slaughter processes.
The review process commenced early this year with the engagement of parties including; training providers, employers, representative organisations, regulatory and enforcement organisations. A first draft technical review and edit of qualification units was carried out in May/June and a questionnaire was used to consult on the main issues impacting upon the provision and assessment of the qualifications.
A second draft of qualification structures and units has now been produced and is available for your comment and feedback.
Feedback to date has told us that:
This feedback has been taken into account in the development of the documentation attached to the left. Please take an opportunity to review the structure and unit documentation (red meat, chicken, guinea foul and quail currently avaliable). Please provide relevant feedback to email@example.com or by telephone 0113 3970 395.
This phase of consultation will close on the 31st August 2016.
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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