Butchery Apprenticeship Level 2

Butchery Apprenticeship Level 2

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Develop a range of butchery skills, learn both practical and theory elements in our stateof-the-art butchery workshop and put them into practice. As part of this apprenticeship you will also achieve a level 2 award in Health & Safety, food safety and knife skills.

Duration 12 - 18 months
Study mode 1 day per week
Start date Various
Campus Your workplace and Printworks campus.
Course code 71812-01
Fee N/a - Employer cost on request

What you learn

Apprenticeship themes:

• The meat and poultry industry, including retail and manufacturing

• Health & Safety and food safety within food manufacturing

• Development of knife skills

• Practical butchery skills including boning, trimming, slicing and dicing for beef, lamb, pork and poultry

• Animal welfare, selection, procurement and farm to fork supply chain

Benefits / Skills you will develop

You will be able to perfect skills within the meat industry, such as displaying products, product development. You will also gain skills in varying methods of butchery production and knowledge of artisan products.


How you will be assessed

You will be assessed at the end of your programme which will include a multi-choice test, a practical skills exam and a professional discussion. 

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

The practical elements of this apprenticeship will be undertaken at your workplace. The study part of this apprenticeship will be carried out at Printworks Campus.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required however a strong interest in working as a butcher and a basic standard within English and maths is a must.

What's next

After successful achievement of this apprenticeship, you can progress onto our Level 3 Advanced Butchery Apprenticeship. 

Further Info

Whilst on this course you will have the opportunity to enter in competitions such as WorldSkills, Premier Young Butcher and various product competitions.

Campus Locations

Your workplace

Nearest train station