Intrinsic Training Solutions specialise in the delivery of the butchery apprenticeship working on a one two one basis or with a group of butchers.
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Butchers work in the meat and poultry industry, which is worth several billion pounds in the UK and employs thousands of workers in the farm to fork supply chain. Qualified butchers can look forward to rewarding careers in a range of environments with different types of employers.
Employers include both production or processors, and retailers.
Production Processors range from multi-national processing businesses supplying meat or meat products to, for example: large food outlets, supermarkets and hotel chains; to smaller processors supplying for example, independent/local food businesses.
Retailers could include supermarkets, independent retailers and farm shops.
Those with an entrepreneurial spirit may be particularly attracted to butchery as the sector relies on a high proportion of small businesses, offering the potential for experienced butchers to set up on their own business.Butchery apprentices will be able to cut, prepare, package and present meat products to the standards required of the business and specialist needs of commercial and/or consumers.
On completion of the apprenticeship, butchers will have gained a range of skills, knowledge and behaviours that can lead to rewarding careers in the butchery industry, not only in the UK but across the world. Butchers who complete the standard apprenticeship will be automatically eligible for professional registration with the Institute of Meat (IoM).
The butchery apprenticeship standard is demanding in covering many parts of the industry giving the apprentice the knowledge and skills for their career aspirations. The standard is usually worked towards over a period of 12 to 18 months with 12 months being the minimum.
To complete the work required a portfolio is recommended and the Level 2 Diploma in Butchery skills will help meet the standards.
Apprentices must complete Food Safety, health and safety and knife skills qualifications this is mandatory as part of the standard.
Apprentices must also work towards and successfully complete at least Level 1 and then work towards level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths and take the examination although exemptions can be achieved through presenting certificates previously attained. These prior qualifications are subject to agreement with the End Point Assessment Organisation.
The full apprenticeship in Butchery standard and full assessment plan can be downloaded here after completing your details.
On completion of the portfolio and the mandatory qualifications all apprentices then need to go through the gateway and prepare for the End Point Assessment – refer to the assessment plan.
Intrinsic Training Solutions are specialists in delivering the Butcher apprenticeship on your behalf as a partner in the role of Assessor/coach or Programme Manager/IQA