Level 4 EPA for Brewer ST0580

Apprentice brewers may work for large-scale breweries with national or international production right through to small micro-breweries. All brewers though are responsible for making beer either at specific stages of production or in its entirety, from ingredients intake to the final product.

The brewer end-point assessment consists of three elements:

• Practical brewing assessment, underpinned by brewer logbook

• Knowledge test

• Professional discussion, underpinned by brewer logbook


The assessments can be taken in any order and may be spread over more than one day. The end-point assessment must be fully completed though 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 Level 4 Brewer apprenticeship and end-point assessment download the standard and assessment plan here.

If you’d like to discuss the brewery end-point assessment 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?

As a food specialist awarding body FDQ we are focussed on supporting the food industry. This means we provide the knowledge and understanding of the industry you and your apprentices need. For example, we know you have to consider shift patterns, health and safety requirements and production targets when planning end-point assessments. That’s why our EPA service is 24/7 – to give you maximum flexibility to schedule an assessment that won’t disrupt your day to day operation.

Added to that all FDQ’s independent examiners are experts in their field. Many have training experience with major manufacturers, so they have in-depth knowledge of the food and drink production environment. This means they’ll be able to guide you and your apprentice through the EPA process, so there’s no nasty surprises. You’ll also have access to our extensive support materials, such as preparation guides and mock exams. It all helps to give your brewer apprentice the best chance of success