Agriculture

Introduction

Course Title: Advanced Apprenticeship in Butchery
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Department: Agriculture
Course Type: Apprenticeship



Butchery is the preparation and presentation of meat for sale. The role could involve serving customers in retail, or being part of the preparation and manufacturing process.

The display of meat and fresh food may use artistic skills and you will need to work in a safe, precise and hygienic way. The ideal apprentice will enjoy working in a team, be reliable and enjoy interacting with customers. Working at a butchers will include early starts and weekend work.

You'll work for an employer and come to college for set days throughout the Apprenticeship to learn theory and practical skills.

Overview

Qualification

Level 3 Certificate for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills

Course Content

Advanced Apprentices will be taking more responsibility and control of parts of the butchery business.

There will be additional off-the-job training in knife skills and butchery as required
Your Apprenticeship will also cover health & safety, food safety and emergency first aid.

English and maths skills will be developed based on your diagnostic assessment and the requirement of the apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

English and maths GCSE grade E or 3/2. Level 2 Functional Skills. Interest and Enthusiasm for all the role is essential. Success in diagnostic assessment at interview is essential.

Next Steps

Part-time courses in butchery
Work in industry

Career Opportunities

Independent butcher's shops
Supermarket butchery departments
Retail outlets (using skills in meat catering, meat manufacturing and meat wholesaling)
Meat processing facilities