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Level 2 Butcher STO078 End-point Assessment

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.

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

Butcher Qualification Specification

Butcher Assessment Details

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Available support guides for this standard to help you and your learners.

Information for apprentices

Support documents are there to help prepare apprentices for the End-point Assessment (EPA).










FDQ Guide to EPA

The Guide to EPA was created to give all parties guidance, support and a full understanding of the Level 2 Butcher Apprenticeship Standard EPA requirements.

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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 859 1266 or email us at

To find out exactly what’s involved in an FDQ end-point assessment download the End-point Assessment Guide below.

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