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Production Chef Apprenticeship Level 2

Subject Area
Hospitality & Tourism
Start Date
Study Mode
12 Months + End Point Assessment
Level 2

The Production Chef Apprenticeship Level 2 is for those who are working as part of a team in a variety of different areas, such as the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisations. They are likely to work in an environment where they have centrally developed recipes and menus, often produced in high volume.

Specific responsibilities will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same whatever role.

Entry requirements

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. There is a requirement for candidates to have literacy at grade 4 and numeracy at grade 3 or above, or Functional Skills equivalent.

Employers may also set their own specific entry requirements.

What will I study?

Key responsibilities are likely to include working with other team members, knowledge of food safety, and assisting in the preparation, cooking and finishing of a range of menu items. Attention to detail, understanding the importance of sustainability and protecting the environment are key, as well as assisting in the opening and close down of the kitchen under the direction of a more senior member of the team.

Method of delivery

Delivery will be in partnership with employers and will adopt a blended learning approach of on and off-the-job training. Apprentices receive training and mentoring in the workplace and knowledge, skills and behaviour development at College through a combination of classroom/workshop-based activities. Apprentices will attend College one day a week.

How will I be assessed?

Apprentices must pass the End-Point Assessment (EPA) in order to achieve the Apprenticeship Certificate which comprises of the following:

  • 60 minute on-demand test
  • Practical observation
  • Professional discussion

Additional course 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

  • Production 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 Business Partnership Team:

Tel: 01904 770368

Finley Spalding

"I chose this course to compliment my skills and learn new ones. My tutor Suzanne is really knowledgeable. I really enjoy the variety of the course, from skinning and butchering rabbits to making fresh bread, and everything inbetween."

Production Chef Apprenticeship, Employer: Rythre Arms Steakhouse
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