Butchery Apprenticeship Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

You need to be employed to start an Apprenticeship. Please visit our vacancy page or if you have an employer, please ensure you add full contact details of your employer within your application. If you are unable to secure employment, you could enrol on a full-time study programme and transfer to an Apprenticeship at a later date. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option.

Butchery is one of the oldest crafts in the world, where innovation meets tradition and plays a critical role in our economy. This apprenticeship has been designed to fully prepare you for careers in a vast range of butchery environments and businesses, from the largest processors and supermarkets to the smallest high street butchers and independent farm shops.

The apprenticeship provides you with the skills, knowledge and behaviours required by butchery employers. It is endorsed by the Institute of Meat (IoM), the professional body for those working in the meat industry.

Topics could include:

  • Methods of butchery across a range of products including game, poultry and meat
  • The history of modern day butchery
  • Religious butchery methods
  • The provenance requirements of the industry

Assessment Methods

You will be continually assessed in the workplace to develop an evidence log showing your development across the butchery range and knowledge. There are also three exams at the end of the course that include an observation in the workplace, multiple choice test and professional discussion.

Alongside the course, you also gain a Level 2 Certificate in Knife Skills, Certificate in Health & Safety and Certificate in Food Safety in Manufacturing.

Progression Options

On successful completion of the course, you could continue your studies and apply for a Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Course Summary

Course Title Butchery Apprenticeship Level 2
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements, but course entry is subject to a
successful interview and successful completion of an English and math initial assessment,
and if you have not achieved a grade 4 (C) in GCSE English and maths, you
will work towards a functional skills qualification during your

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I found the entire experience of studying my Level 2 course really rewarding, that I decided to further my knowledge by completing a Level 3 course. I’m continually learning new skills and it’s really helping my professional development in the workplace.

Amanda, ILM Leadership & Management Level 3

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