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TVET Council Barbados

Butchery Level 2 (CVQ)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is for individuals working in the agricultural sector who wish to expand their knowledge of butchery, for example:

  • Butchers
  • Meat Processing Plant Workers
  • Farm/Livestock Workers

This list is not exhaustive and only serves to illustrate the breadth of the qualification.

How it is structured?

To be awarded this Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ),   candidates must successfully complete all mandatory units and a minimum of any one (1) Level Two and any two (2) Level Three elective units.

What does it covers?

The mandatory units include:

  • Observe workplace health and safety requirements
  • Use hazardous substances safely
  • Implement a pest control programme
  • Operate farm machinery and equipment
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Use and maintain agricultural chemicals
  • Observe environmental workplace practices
  • Carry out livestock purchasing and ante-mortem activities
  • Slaughter and dress livestock for consumption
  • Carry out procedures for primary cutting and deboning
  • Select, use and maintain slaughtering equipment

The optional units cover:

  • Carry out data entry and retrieval procedures
  • Preparelivestock for competition
  • Crafte a personal entrepreneurial strategy
  • Operate point of sale systems
  • Supervise management of herd health
  • Supervise work routines and staff performance
  • Establishe pasture and forage crops

Where is it available?

There are no assessment centres offering this qualification at this time. For further information email us at or call (246) 435-3096 or (246) 228-3383.
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