Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills (1287)

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2016
These qualifications offer learners the opportunity to develop professional skills and knowledge for the meat and poultry industry, including handling of livestock, primary meat processing, secondary processing/butchery and butchery sales and service. They could help you to progress in your career or to move into a specialist area, such as quality assurance or laboratory operations.
These qualifications are designed for trainees, new recruits and experienced workers in the meat and poultry industry.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You'll cover things like:

  • Handling of livestock
  • Primary meat processing
  • Secondary processing/Butchery
  • Butchery sales and service. 

You will learn on the job in the work environment.

Assessment will also take place in the workplace and will include observation and a portfolio of evidence to meet the criteria of the qualification.

Which Level is right for me?

Level 2
Ideal for those with one or two years of experience of meat and poultry processing, retail and service and support operations. You are competent at core production and/or manufacturing activities and are looking for ways of developing existing skills and knowledge.

Level 3
Ideal for experienced workers in the meat and poultry processing industry who are involved in the implementation and management of processes and operations.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles in the meat and poultry processing industry, including:

  • Food processing operative
  • Manufacturing production manager
  • Packaging operative/Manager
  • Quality control inspector
  • Retail assistant.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

Centres currently offering the City & Guilds Level 1, 2 and 3 NVQ in Food Manufacture (1245) can gain automatic approval.

To find all the resource requirements, download the handbooks from the centre documents section.

These qualifications have been designed especially for those working within the meat and poultry industry.

Level 2

Ideal for those with one or two years of experience of meat and poultry processing, retail and service and support operations. You are competent at core production and/or manufacturing activities and are looking for ways of developing existing skills and knowledge.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles in the meat and poultry processing industry, including:

  • Food processing operative
  • Manufacturing production manager
  • Packaging operative/Manager
  • Quality control inspector
  • Retail assistant.

Level 2 Award for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills (1287-20)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017

Level 2 Award for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills

  • Accreditation No: 600/7765/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 10 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 23 - 98 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills (1287-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Certificate for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills

  • Accreditation No: 600/4036/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 27 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 92 - 255 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills (1287-22)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Diploma for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills

  • Accreditation No: 600/4039/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 132 - 338 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Ideal for experienced workers in the meat and poultry processing industry who are involved in the implementation and management of processes and operations.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles in the meat and poultry processing industry, including:

  • Food processing operative
  • Manufacturing production manager
  • Packaging operative/Manager
  • Quality control inspector
  • Retail assistant.

Level 3 Certificate for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills (1287-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Certificate for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills

  • Accreditation No: 600/4043/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 27 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 92 - 255 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills (1287-32)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Diploma for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills

  • Accreditation No: 600/4072/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 132 - 338 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

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