What will I learn?
As part of the apprenticeship programme you will be required to undertake both on and off-the-job training. While your employer will be responsible for your training on-the-job (workplace), the College and your employer will be jointly responsible for your off-the-job training enabling you to help develop the right knowledge, skills and behaviours to become competent in your job role.
You will attend College on a day-release basis during term-time for the duration of your programme with us, to gain knowledge and develop some practical skills. This could consist of various trade trips to expand your knowledge, extra days at college to cover practical work to meet the specifications set by FDQ, as well as Game and Game bird preparation. Also to cover off the job training, our butchery lecturer will arrange one to one practical training at the workplace. The College will agree additional off-the-job training with your employer to ensure you develop the majority of your skills and behaviours in the workplace.
As part of this apprenticeship programme you will be required to complete the following:
- Level 2 Food Safety Award
- Level 2 Health & Safety in the Food Supply Chain Award
- Level 2 Knife Skills Award
- Apprentices without level 1 English and mathematics will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and mathematics prior to taking the end-point assessment.
- Professional Butchery Standard log book
Following successful completion of the apprenticeship, apprentices are recognised by the Institute of Meat (IoM)
Further information on the Butcher Apprenticeship Standard is available here.