Meat Education Programme launches
AHDB Beef and Lamb has launched its Meat Education Programme, an accessible and free-to-use educational resource for the whole of the meat industry.
The comprehensive programme was developed after AHDB Beef and Lamb identified a lack of accessible training for meat industry professionals. It aims to help the whole of the supply chain to enhance their knowledge and understanding and provide them with certification.
The programme comprises 16 modules covering: understanding beef and lamb breeds, production and meat quality; identifying beef carcases for classification, quality, age and the sex of the animal; understanding and recognising different beef and lamb cuts; ideal cooking methods used for different muscles; understanding cooking with red meat; customer service for serve-over counters; telephone skills for meat sales staff; and three beef and lamb practical modules for learners to demonstrate their skills by cutting a carcase into primal cuts and producing retail and foodservice cuts.
A web-based platform can be accessed via AHDB Beef and Lamb’s trade website, where study materials for each module can be downloaded free-of-charge.
Online assessment and certification are also available – free-of-charge – for the theory modules. The three practical beef and lamb modules will be assessed at the learner’s place of work by experienced butchery professionals.
Dick van Leeuwen, business development manager for AHDB Beef and Lamb and project leader of the Meat Education Programme, said: “Not only will the Meat Education Programme enhance industry knowledge but it will also make it more appealing to newcomers by providing easy access to training and development, with demonstrable accreditation.
To register to start using the Meat Education Programme, or for further information, visit www.qsmbeefandlamb.co.uk/mep