Level 2 Butcher STO078

The Level 2 Butcher apprenticeship is suitable for butchers working in a range of roles in the meat industry. Apprentice butchers can select whether to specialise as a craft butcher, an in-store supermarket butcher or a process butcher, working in a meat processing plant

The level 2 butchery End-Point assessment (EPA) consists of three elements:

 A knowledge test, answered through multiple choice questions

• A practical skills assessment

• A vocational competence discussion, underpinned by the apprentice's completed logbook


A butchery apprentices End-Point assessment tests are completed on the same day and take up to 6 hours in total. The assessment must be completed within twelve weeks of the EPA gateway.

To view the qualification specification please click here

The standard charge for EPA is 15-20% of the IfATE maximum funding rate, to view FDQ's Fee's Policy click here

Find Out More

To find out exactly what’s involved in the butchery apprenticeship download the Level 2 Butcher Standard and assessment plan here

If you’d like to discuss the butchery end-point assessment or mandatory qualifications that form part of this apprenticeship why not call one of our friendly EPA team

on 0113 3970 395 or email us at

Take a look at our helpful guides below

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Why FDQ?

FDQ helped develop the Butcher Standard apprenticeship and were the first end-point assessment organisation approved to deliver EPA for it, so we know it inside out. We also offer the mandatory qualifications that form part of the apprenticeship.

When you book an EPA with FDQ you’ll be allocated an experienced independent examiner to guide you and your apprentice through their end-point assessment. You’ll also have access to our extensive support materials, such as preparation guides and mock exams.

All this helps to give your butchery apprentice the best chance of success and you the piece of mind that we’ve got all bases covered.

End-point Assessment during COVID-19

Where possible we are delivering the L2 Butcher end-point assessment in person. If that currently isn’t possible for your business contact us to discuss
our remote EPA