Following many years of lobbying by the butchery industry, FDQ has developed a brand new qualification to support the development of the next generation of British butchers.
At last we can work with colleges to bring fresh talent into the sector, equipped with critical butchery skills and knowledge, as well as the attitudes and behaviours to carve out a successful career. These are the first dedicated vocationally related butchery qualifications designed for provision in a college learning environment to support progression into further learning.
The Professional butchery VRQs cover a broad range of practical skills and knowledge in the following areas:
These qualifications are ideal to support learning in a college study programme.
The qualifications in this suite are suitable for learners who wish to develop their skills and/ or understanding to support progression into further learning.
These qualifications will offer learners the opportunity to develop intermediate practical skills and knowledge in a wide range of butchery processing techniques and enterprise and employability skills.
Units within these qualifications cover butchery skills and knowledge relating to many types of meat; a range of processing techniques; butchery service and support skills as well as important subjects such as traceability, classification, cleaning and temperature control to name but a few.
These qualifications are designed for delivery in an off-the-job learning environment. They are complementary qualifications to support individual development for proficiency qualifications in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills and also for Apprenticeships.
These offer learners the opportunity to develop practical skills and knowledge in an off-the-job learning environment.These qualifications are designed to support progression into futher learning and work-based learning.
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