Certificate for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills (QCF)
You work for an employer and come to college for set days throughout the Apprenticeship
You learn theory and practical skills at college
There will be additional off-the-job training in knife skills and butchery as required
Your Apprenticeship will also cover health and safety, food safety and emergency first aid
Functional Skills in English and Maths, depending on GCSE achievement.
There are no formal entry requirements, though an interest for the subject is essential. Students must demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment at interview and complete an initial assessment to an acceptable standard to achieve the framework qualifications. You will be required to find suitable relevant employment.
On successful completion of the apprenticeship you can work in the industry using your practical butchery skills or explore further education opportunities.
Independent butcher's shops
Supermarket butchery departments
Retail outlets (usiing skills in meat catering, meat manufacturing and meat wholesaling)
Meat processing facilities