Apprenticeship in Commis Chef L2 (Standards)

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Part time day course days are ( Flexible Learning )
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Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

A Commis Chef is the most common starting position in many kitchens, preparing food and carrying out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior Chef. The primary objective of the Commis Chef role is to rotate throughout the kitchen, gaining experience in each section and learning how to carry out basic functions in each area. It requires the ability to learn a lot of different skills in a short amount of time and to practise those skills on real tasks.

Course requirements

Apprentices will be required to have or to achieve Level 1 English and Maths and to have taken Level 2 English and Maths tests prior to the End-point Assessment.

What will I do?

The programme takes a minimum of 12 months to complete, at which point your apprentice can start their final assessment. The pace at which the apprentice progresses will be driven by the employer and and the apprentice. As a college we will work closely with the employer to help plan and deliver appropriate support and training. The apprentice will learn on the job, but training and one-to-one tutoring are a key part of the new apprenticeship standards, not just assessment, with more time on tutoring as part of the 20% off-the-job training. The apprentice will attend Bishop Auckland College one day a week to gain the required knowledge and practise the core skills before using them in the workplace. Bishop Auckland College will carry out joint reviews with you at regular intervals to discuss progress.

What will it give me?

A nationally recognised qualification - Commis Chef Apprenticeship L2.

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What can I do when I finish?

Progress to qualifications in either, Senior Production Chef Level 3 or Chef De Partie Level 3. Other qualifications may be available.

What next?



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