The Advanced Butcher apprenticeship develops responsible, senior level butchers, capable of progressing not only in butchery but other roles in the meat industry, including: sales, training, production and retail management. Advanced Butchers are multi-skilled; precision knife skills are only part of their skillset. The apprenticeship is set at level 3 and takes between 18-24 months to complete.
There are 3 components to the apprenticeship: the training programme, mandatory qualifications and end-point assessment (EPA).
Advanced butchery apprentices will need to complete a training programme designed to cover the core knowledge, skills and behaviours required by the Standard. Apprentices choose from a retail, processing plant or supermarket in-store specialism, to ensure the skills developed are best suited to their work environment. For detail of the advanced butcher apprenticeship programme see the ‘Purpose and Structure’ document in the box below. To find out more about the Advanced Butcher Apprenticeship see the Advanced Butcher Standard.
FDQ are approved by the ESFA to deliver EPA for the Advanced Butcher apprenticeship. The assessment instruments include:
To see what's invloved in the Advanced Butcher end-point assessment download our handy guide.
For further advice, or to book an EPA, please either contact us at EPA@FDQ.org.uk or call us on 0113 3970 395 to speak to a member of our friendly team.
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The achievements of apprentices, their training providers and employers were celebrated on the 21st February at the IoM annual prize-giving, at The Painters Hall, London.