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Level 3 Advanced Butcher End-point Assessment

The Advanced Butcher apprenticeship is designed to prepare butchers to take responsibility. Advanced butchery apprentices may find themselves taking responsibility for a production line in a large meat processing plant, running an independent butchers shop or managing a supermarket meat counter.

As well as high level butchery skills the Advanced Butcher apprenticeship also develops the managerial and technical skills needed to contribute to profitability, and the safe, efficient operation of the business.


The Advanced butchery end-point assessment (EPA) consists of three elements:

  • A knowledge test, consisting of multiple-choice questions and short answer questions

  • A workplace observation, lasting 2 hours minimum

  • An interview, lasting 40 minutes and underpinned by a portfolio

Advanced Butchery end-point assessment tests should be completed in this order and within twelve weeks of the EPA gateway. Usually the EPA is completed on the same day.

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

Advanced Butcher Qualification Specification

Advanced 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 3 Advanced Butcher Apprenticeship Standard EPA requirements.

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If you’d like to discuss the end-point assessment or mandatory Food Safety 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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