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Welcome to Poultec Training

As training specialists, it is essential that we provide a range of learning opportunities that meet the needs of employers and learners. Key to achieving this is ensuring that we are flexible and responsive, to maximise participation, without compromising quality.  At Poultec we guarantee fairness, equality and the safety of our learners in all our activities.

Poultec has become well established as a leading training provider in a number of sectors. Poultec specialises in providing work-based training, whether an Apprenticeship, NVQ or Professional Course. Poultec’s tutors have vast industry experience and up-to-date teaching qualifications. All tutors have enhanced CRB checks, to ensure that all learners have a safe working environment.

About us

Poultec Training was established in 1997 by Edward Bales to offer work-based training and consultancy to the Poultry industry on a national scale.  Edward travelled the country delivering NVQ training and courses such as Bird Welfare and Biosecurity to major poultry businesses.

Poultec has subsequently grown and diversified into a wide range of training areas.  Originally we concentrated on the agricultural poultry sector and with expansion in mind brought in Neale McArdle as Training Director.  We have continued to expand this successful business model into other sectors including Engineering, Retail and Customer Service, Hospitality and Catering, Business Administration, Management, Basic Skills, Information Technology and Butchery.  

Whilst Apprenticeships are a significant aspect of Poultec’s business, they are only one part of the diverse range of training packages that we offer. NVQs are an excellent way of measuring an individual’s skills attainment and, combined with a structured training programme, can help to develop an individual’s confidence and skills in the workplace. At Poultec, we strive to deliver structured and effective NVQs which utilise a comprehensive on-line portfolio system, regular visits and tailored assessment and learner support material.  To complement the NVQs we offer a wide range of short courses which are aimed at increasing and refreshing learners knowledge in subjects such as Leadership and Management, Health and Safety, Manual Handling, COSHH, First Aid, Environmental Awareness, Poultry Welfare, Hygiene and Biosecurity and Food Safety. 

We offer a significant range of provision for young people looking for work or people considering a change of career.  Whether a Traineeship or other occupationally-specific course, our training combines targeted learning opportunities and work experience to give the best chance of success.  Embedded Maths and English, linked to real work scenarios form a key part of all of our programmes.

Poultec is National Skills Academy Champion for Meat and Poultry which is an excellent recognition of the high standard of specialist training offered.
We ensure quality in all we do and consistently high results for independent FE Choices surveys reflect this.  Furthermore, we are recognised by Ofsted as a good provider. Our reputation for high quality, industry specific training on a regional and national basis depends on our high calibre, knowledgeable staff and excellent resources.

We remain competitive by ensuring that we not only meet but exceed the expectations of the companies and learners with whom we work.

Poultec holds the TQS (Training Quality Standard), Sponsored by the Skills Funding Agency. The Training Quality Standard is an assessment framework, focusing on employer engagement, designed to recognise and celebrate the best organisations delivering training and development solutions.  This accolade was endorsed by Poultec’s learners when Poultec achieved either outstanding or good in all performance indicators during the Framework for Excellence assessment, which is based on learner views, success rates and finance.

Poultec Training has established a reputation for high quality industry specific training on a regional and national basis. This has only been possible by having high calibre, knowledgeable staff and excellent resources. Poultec remains competitive by ensuring that they not only meet but exceed the expectations of the companies that they work with.

Facilities available

Poultec is based at South Green Park; a purpose-built complex consisting of a range of training suites, conference rooms, IT suites and a fully licensed restaurant.  The original centre was opened in 2003 and has established an excellent reputation with local and regional businesses and public sector organisations that regularly use the facilities.  The second building – the Norfolk Food Centre of Excellence was opened in 2007 which as well as having additional training rooms houses the Butchery Training Suite, Product Development Kitchen and Cookery Training Suite.

South Green Park has expanded to include a further building consisting of training rooms, offices and a Hair and Beauty training salon as well as a 7 metre high ropes course designed to build confidence and inspire team spirit.  A range of outdoor activities including a mobile climbing wall, archery, Segways and Bocarts further add to the range of leadership and team building packages we can offer.


How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Poultec Training directly.

Last updated date: 11 August 2015
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