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Professional Butchery Level 2 Diploma at Reaseheath College

Course description

Looking to get ahead of the game in the meat and poultry sector? Based in our professional Food Centre, this course will help build your technical butchery skills through practical sessions and work experience. You’ll also work towards food safety and health and safety certificates.

With opportunities in the abattoir, processing, manufacturing, catering and retail butchery, it’s a great time to start out in the industry.

You will gain:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Professional Butchery
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications
  • Level 2 CIEH Food Safety and Health and Safety Certificates

Course content

  • Principles of meat science
  • Development of butchery skills
  • Principles of curing and other treatments
  • Food safety
  • Quality assurance
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Entry requirements

  • 4 GCSEs at grade D or above, or
  • Foundation Level 1 in Food Preparation and Cooking

Future opportunities

Course options after this programme

  • You can progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Food Technology and Management or Butchery

Career options

  • Butcher
  • Meat buyer
  • New product development
  • Meat inspector
  • Work in a hotel or restaurant
  • Work in a kitchen
  • Quality assurance/auditor
  • Food production supervisor

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reaseheath College directly.

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.