Self Paced 20-hour course to help you understand more about preserving meat and fish
Meats and fish are significant foods but unlike plant based foods, they can deteriorate rapidly, and become significant a health risk unless they are handled and stored appropriately. This course teaches you about the many ways of treating meats, and fish, to slow or stop contamination and deterioration. Learn curing methods with salts, sugars, vinegar or nitrates; canning, smoking, drying, freezing and vacuum packing. Explore commercial opportunities for creating meat or fish products, on a small or large scale; and more.
Our 20 hour courses are self paced and will help you understand a topic
in a short amount of time. You can work through the course when you
like- test yourself with mini-tests along the way. There are extra case
studies or research you can undertake if you would really like to get
into the topic. Once you have completed the lessons and self assessment
tasks, there is a final exam undertaken online- you can then download
your personalised certificate.
This course covers the following lessons:
Lesson 1 Introduction
Lesson 2 Curing meats
Salts, sugars and nitrites
Making dry fermented salami
Pickling fish in vinegar or salt
Lesson 3 Drying meat
What drying does
What meats to use
Meat drying techniques
Lesson 4 Smoking
Which wood to use
Humidity of the smoker
Preparing the meat
Lesson 5 Canning
The pressure method
Beef, lamb, pork
Beef bolognese sauce
Beef or chicken stock
Lesson 6 Freezing
Freezing meat, poultry and fish
Processing meat for freezing
Freezing fish and seafood
Lesson 7 Vacuum packaging
Types of domestic vacuum sealers
What dangers are there in vacuum sealing?
Lesson 8 Business and work opportunities
What is conflict?
How does this course work?
You can enrol at any time.
Once you have paid for the course, you will be able to start straight away.
Study when and where you like. Work through at your own pace.
You can download your study-guide to your smart phone, tablet or laptop to read offline.
There are automated self-assessment tests you can complete at the end
of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish and
each time, upon completion, you can see your results. You will need
internet access to complete the self assessment tests.
At the end of the course, you are presented with a large assessment
which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime. If you achieve a 60%
pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of
completion with your name on it. If you do not achieve a 60% pass rate,
you can contact us to re-sit your exam. ( email- email@example.com )
Contact us at anytime if you have any issues with the course. firstname.lastname@example.org