Course: Apprenticeship in Butchery

Department: Food

Type: Apprenticeship

Duration: 15 to 18 months

The Course

As an apprentice you will have a job and earn a wage whilst building up knowledge and skills within the meat and poultry industry. This apprenticeship is made up of a Butcher Apprenticeship Standard that comprises of Food Safety, Health and Safety in the Food Supply Chain Business, Knife Skills for Food Processing, Functional Skills (English and Maths) and Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills.

Alternatively, you may be directed to study a framework of qualifications made up of a Certificate in Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Skills, Functional Skills (English and Maths), Employee Rights and Responsibilities, and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS).

Units You May Study

  • Butchery skills
  • Environmental safety in food operations
  • Carrying out primal cutting
  • Carrying out boning in meat processing
  • Maintaining product quality.

Entry Requirements

You must have GCSE English and Maths at grade E or 3 or equivalent. You must also pass an initial assessment, secure work experience as an apprentice and have one satisfactory reference. 

Harry Peck

City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

Harry’s work experience placement at the College proved crucial in helping him determine the career he wants to follow in cookery.