British Poultry Training was established by a working group to develop a consistent level of training for each job role accross the UK poultry industry with an industry wide training recording system.
Each job role has a minimal training requirement which is defined on each members Poultry Passport. As training is completed it is recorded by the scheme administrators on the Poultry Passport. This clearly identifies where training has been completed and where further training is required.
Training courses are approved by the scheme administrators where courses meet the minimal content standards as set by the industry working group. Courses can be delivered in-house or by training providers once they have successfully gone through the approval process.
For details on how to apply for a Poultry Passport, click here.
Fieldsmen and Area Managers
Poultry Passports for Fieldsmen and Area Managers have always been a part of the training standards, however was optional. The training required for a level 4 Poultry Passport focuses on staff and resource management, as well as defining and managing welfare policy.
From October 2019 the level 4 Poultry Passport will no-longer be optional; it will be introduced as a mandatory level of the scheme.
GLAA: Labour Exploitation - Identifying the Risks
From October 2019 an additional training requirement was added to all Poultry Passports. This new course has been developed by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) to raise the awareness of the signs of labour exploitation within the industry and how to report it.
Those delivering this course must have attended the GLAA's trainer development course and hold a valid training/teaching qualification. The course can be delivered by both in-house tutors or a training provider - approved providers are listed under 'Approved Training'.
Next Generation of Poultry Apprenticeships
Apprenticeship standards have changed - A poultry industry working group – made up of companies from across the industry together with NFU, BPC, LANTRA and Poultec have developed practical standards for apprentices to ensure skilled staff are trained to work in our industry - there is a Poultry Worker Standard, for poultry stockpersons/hatchery operatives and Poultry Technician Standard, for poultry farm managers/hatchery managers.
The new Apprenticeship standards replace the existing frameworks and are available from registered Apprenticeship providers - click here for details.
For more details on the changes to Apprenticeships, click here for our information guide.