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Professional Butchery (Level 2 Diploma)

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Course Overview

This qualification is designed primarily for learners who wish to develop intermediate practical skills and knowledge in a wide range of butchery, meat/poultry processing and service techniques to support progression to employment.The qualification covers mandatory skills in cleaning, disinfection, temperature control, procurement, traceability and principles of butchery. Learners then have a large choice of butchery skills to select from covering beef, lamb, pork, game and poultry butchery; meat processes like smoking and curing, meat product manufacture and service. Learners maychoose optional units in butchery knowledge and employability and enterprise skills to meet their learning and development needs.Learners will also complete Level 2 hygiene and allergen qualifications.
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    1 Year
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Important Message

This course may be available again from September 2023

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: FDQ Level 2 Diploma Professional Butchery
    Campus: Limavady
    Type: Full Time
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Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St
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Course Modules

  • will be discussed at interview
  • will be discussed at interview
  • Modules will be discussed at interview
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

Learners do not require any prior qualifications or units or food skills experience to take this qualification.

ROI Requirements

Learners do not require any prior qualifications or units or food skills experience to take this qualification.

Work Placement

All students must participate on the work experience element of the course.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - £100-£120

What's Next?

Further Study

This qualification will support progression to further learning in the following subject areas; butchery craft and processing, butchery science and technology, food preparation and processing, food science and technology, food hygiene, safety and quality Further qualifications include; FDQ L3 Diploma for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills FDQ L3 Diploma in Food Technology (QCF)

Career Prospects

You can progress into employment


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