National Craft Butchery Apprenticeship


Co Ordinating Provider is Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education and Training Board

This innovative programme, delivered over two-years, integrates “On-the-Job” training where the apprentice will work alongside and learn from Craft Butchers in the workplace, and “Off-the-Job” classroom-based, academic modules, developing a clear pathway for apprentice butchers to obtain a professional, recognised trade qualification.

The curriculum concentrates on core industry skills such as Practical Meat Cutting, Manufacturing Meat Products, Entrepreneurial Skills, Food Safety and Hygiene, Customer Service and Marketing; all crucial in Ireland’s food retail sector today.

Although training is primarily “on-the-job”, the programme is supported by “off-the-job” learning which takes place at Ashtown Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15.

On successful completion of the programme the apprentice will achieve a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Craft Butchery.

For further information and application requirements for this programme contact Julie Cahill National Programme Manager