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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.

Requirements

There are 3 components to the apprenticeship: the training programme, mandatory qualifications and end-point assessment (EPA).

Training Programme

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.

Mandatory qualifications

  • Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision
  • Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food
  • Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Food Supply Chain Business
  • Level 2 Mathematics
  • Level 2 English

Advanced Butcher End Point Assessment (EPA)

FDQ are approved by the ESFA to deliver EPA for the Advanced Butcher apprenticeship. The Advanced Butcher assessment plan, which is used to design the EPA, is currently under routine review by the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA). This is part of the IfA’s commitment to regular reviews to ensure apprenticeship assessment plans remain relevant and up to date. We expect the review to be concluded by the Autumn, at which point we’ll make the required EPA adaptations asap. In the meantime it’s business as usual!

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.

Ftc wins National Award

25/5/2018

The Butcher Standard Apprenticeship, designed by parent company, ftc and a butchery employer group, has won ‘Training Scheme of the Year’ in the annual Meat Management Awards, held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. Celebrating the ‘creativity, innovation and excellence in the Uk’s meat industry’ the awards are judged by a combination of reader voting and an expert panel.

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FDQ is hiring

23/5/2018

We are looking for people with food industry experience!

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