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Apprenticeship

Commis Chef Apprenticeship Level 2

Subject Area
Hospitality
Start Date
Variable
Study Mode
Apprenticeship
Duration
Typical duration 12 Months + End Point Assessment
Level
Level 2

The Commis Chef Apprenticeship Level 2 is suitable for those working in different types of organisations such as restaurants, hotels, care homes/hospitals, military establishments and cruise ships.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to support the kitchen in providing the culinary offer by preparing, cooking and finishing a range of food items whilst rotating around each section of the kitchen.

Entry requirements

You must be employed in a relevant role for a minimum of 30 hours per week. As a minimum, you should have 3 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and Maths. If you do not have a grade 4 or above in English and Maths, you will be required to work towards Level 2 Functional Skills in these subjects.

What will I study?

This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work as a Commis Chef and will include the following:

  • Prepare food items in line with legislation relevant to this occupation. Follow organisational brand standards and recipe specifications including portion control and waste management.
  • Cook food items in line with legislation relevant to this occupation. Follow organisational brand standards and recipe specifications including portion control and waste management.
  • Finish food items in line with legislation relevant to this occupation. Follow organisational brand standards and recipe specifications including portion control and waste management.
  • Clean and maintain a safe and hygienic kitchen environment including preparation, cooking and storage areas
  • Complete food safety management system documentation

You will also produce a portfolio of evidence demonstrating examples of your work throughout the apprenticeship.

Method of delivery

Commis Chef Apprentices attend College on a day-release basis and work for their employer for the rest of the time. If required Functional Skills are delivered as a separate block release.

How will I be assesed?

Continual assessment will take place throughout the duration of the apprenticeship. If required, the Functional Skills are assessed through on-line tests

The End-Point Assessment (EPA) comprises of:

  • 75 minute-50 Multi Choice question test
  • 3-hour practical observation with questions and a
  • 60-minute professional discussion

You will also produce a portfolio of evidence demonstrating examples of your work throughout the apprenticeship.

Additional costs

There are no specific College programme related costs, however you will be advised of any additional costs during your application and enrolment process.

Qualifications received

Commis Chef Apprenticeship Level 2

Good course combinations

This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

On successful completion apprentices could progress on to the Senior Production Chef or Chef de Partie Apprenticeship or into a more senior role within the organisation.

To find out more about how to become an apprentice or how to recruit an apprentice into your business, please contact York College Apprenticeships Team:

Tel: 01904 770368
Email: apprenticeships@yorkcollege.ac.uk

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