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Modern Apprenticeship in Meat and Poultry Processing

This qualification is offered at level 3, and is suitable for anyone working at supervisory level, or in a position of responsibility, in all sectors of the meat industry. It is designed to be flexible, with six different pathways available depending on the person's job. These pathways comprise supervisory, technical, retail, production, despatch and abattoirs.

Level 3 Mandatory Units (candidates must complete all of these units):

o Maintain and improve health and safety within the workplace
o Maintain and improve hygiene within the workplace
o Contribute to monitoring and controlling the quantity and quality of work in progress
o Working with others

Optional Units (candidates must complete four units, depending on the pathway being followed):

o Contribute to optimising the use of the work area and equipment
o Improving own performance
o Support the efficient use of resources
o Lead the work of teams and individuals to achieve their objectives
o Manage information for action
o Assess and evaluate the quality of meat, meat products and related materials
o Contribute to auditing against specified standards
o Contribute to the modification and introduction of meat products and processes
o Carry out sampling operations
o Carry out testing operations
o Contribute to the determination of specifications
o Monitor and control the recovery of by-products and the disposal of waste
o Contribute to scheduling and controlling the supply of livestock into the meat plant
o Contribute to converting livestock into meat
o Contribute to monitoring and maintaining effective customer service
o Maintain the availability of goods for sale to customers
o Contributing to maintaining stock security and minimising stock discrepancies
o Co-ordinate and control the processing and assembly of orders
o Monitor and maintain the handling and storage of materials
o Evaluate and monitor the receipt of payment from customers for the purchase of goods and services
o Facilitate learning through demonstration and instruction

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