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).
- Butchery skills
- Environmental safety in food operations
- Carrying out primal cutting
- Carrying out boning in meat processing
- Maintaining product quality.
This apprenticeship usually takes between 15 and 18 months to complete.
More advanced courses are available at the college for further progression.
Work as a butcher, meat and poultry worker, production controller and technical manager. These can, in turn, lead to more senior positions such as team supervisor and company manager.
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.
City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery
Leonora was previously a pupil at South Hunsley School. She enjoys baking at home and says she feels more confident after studying at Bishop Burton College.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: It is a really friendly place and you are made to feel welcome from the start. There are always people around to help you if you need it.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: I enjoy it most when we are working in the kitchen and it feels like I am a professional chef.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I am considering enhancing my education in this area with further study but am also looking at opportunities to go straight into work at the end of this course.