Training Requirements

The Lion Training Passport scheme is suitable for all roles: from egg collectors, hatchery operatives, stock person, farm managers through to farm owners. The training requirements specified on a Lion Training Passport are based on an individuals current role within the organisation. While this role is specified at enrolment, this can change as an individual changes their role by contacting the scheme administrators.

By enrolling onto the scheme, you are committing to completing the training specified – training can be provided by an organisations own trainer or by an external provider – click here for more details and to locate a provider of training.

Training must be training that is recognised or approved by the Lion Training Passport scheme.

Food Safety Training – All those working on egg production sites (excluding breeding and rearing sites) must hold a current food safety/hygiene certificate at all times. All food safety/hygiene certificates expire after three years of issue.

The mandatory training requirement for Food Safety by the Lion Training Passport can be fulfilled by attending a Lion Passport Food Safety training course. However, for those completed a Level 1 Basic Food Hygiene before 31st December 2021 certificates will remain valid until their expiry date.

Biosecurity Training – Due the high number of incidents of Avian Influenza scheme members are expected to complete their Biosecurity training requirements during 2022. This would be considered completing the one course per year training requirement specified by the Lion Code.


Band Band 1 Band 2 Band 3
Example Roles: Egg Collector, Egg Grader (farm), Single-skilled Hatchery Operatives Senior Egg Collector, Stock Person, Multi-skilled Hatchery Operative Chargehand, Assistant Manager, Supervisor, Manager, Owner-manager
Courses: Induction Induction Induction
Biosecurity, security & egg handling Biosecurity, security & egg handling Biosecurity, security & egg handling
Food Safety Food Safety Food Safety(1)
Modern Slavery Awareness Poultry Health & Welfare – Operative Poultry Health & Welfare – Management
Health & Safety Health & Safety
Modern Slavery Awareness Modern Slavery Awareness

(1) – Not applicable for rearing sites.

In addition to the above, at least one designated team member on the location needs to be First Aid trained. Trained means having attended an accredited Emergency First Aid at Work or First Aid at work course, in-person – e-learning courses of similar names are not accepted.  This designation should be made at initial registration and can be altered during the registration period.

Where a location self-applies rodent bait there should be evidence of the designated team member holding an certificate of training approved by CRRU in the safe handling and usage of rodenticides.

Apprenticeships – The new Poultry Apprenticeships have been developed not only to cover the minimum training requirements of this scheme but also develop both stock persons and managers further, developing a broader range of skills and knowledge.  Providers listed on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) will be able to attract funding for small business or for larger businesses be able to use their Apprenticeship Levy to fund this.  For more details on this visit The Institute of Apprenticeships website.