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Highfield Apprenticeship standard Level 2 Commis Chef

Highfield Apprenticeship standard Level 2 Commis Chef

You will need to attend one day each week during term time. You will also be visited at regular intervals in the work place by an apprenticeship recruitment and development coach. 
On completion you will awarded a Highfield Apprenticeship standard Level 2 Commis Chef
This apprenticeship is for individuals who are working within a commis chef environment. As a commis chef apprentice your role will depend on your employer. The learning journey of any chef will vary considerably from one individual to the next however it is necessary to understand and have experience in the basics that this role provides in order to progress to any future senior chef role. 

Course Content

What qualification will I achieve?

National Vocational Qualification/Diploma Level 2.This qualification is part of the Qualification Credit Framework.

How long is the course?

Minimum duration of 12 months up to 24 months.

How will I learn?

You will learn through a mix of directed learning, online activities and practical workshops and in your own work place.

What subjects will I study?

This is an apprenticeship standard that will help you acquire the knowledge to complete areas of study such as culinary, food safety, people and business whilst studying topics such as working as part of a hospitality team, health and safety, cooking a variety of dishes using a range of products such as meat, fish, poultry, vegetables, rice, pasta, hot and cold sandwiches, healthier dishes and kitchen documentation.

Throughout this apprenticeship you will develop your practical and theory skills, knowledge and understanding of relevant hospitality practices, health and safety, and customer service in order to prepare you for your end point assessment. 

You will be required to learn English and Maths, Functional skills and pass the assessment at level 1 before you can take your end point assessment. Once level 1 is completed and achieved you will be expected to start working towards level 2.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through practical observations in a real working environment in college or your work place, oral questions, written tasks, assignments, mock exams to prepare you for your end point assessment. 
The end point assessment (EPA) is the final stage that you must go through before you can achieve your apprenticeship which assesses the standard of work and competence in your job role. An EPA will be conducted by an independent experienced and qualified third-party assessor who has not been involved in your training. You will be awarded a pass, merit or distinction on successful completion of the EPA.
The EPA assessment methods are an on-demand test, practical observation, culinary challenge and a professional discussion.

Are there any additional costs?

All students are expected to wear a chef uniform or purchase and wear the college uniform to work in the college kitchen. This consists of a uniform of black chef trousers and jacket, apron, chef hat and safety shoes. 
The cost of the uniform is around £120.
All other products and equipment necessary for the course will be provided by the college.

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

The Highfield Apprenticeship standard Level 2 Commis Chef will prepare you for a career in the hospitality industry where you can specialise in areas such as patisserie, larder or sous chef. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over with a strong emphasis on learning by doing. This qualification has been designed for those who have a keen interest in the subject, who have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-D or grades 4 or above including English and Maths or a level 1 in Hospitality Services or other equivalent qualifications or experience. You will also be required to attend an informal interview prior to acceptance on this course.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact the Business and Employment Support Team.
T: 01229 844836
E: businesssupport@furness.ac.uk


What opportunities will this lead to?

This qualification will prepare you for the next level of study and employment in the hospitality industry.
When you have successfully completed this qualification will have the opportunity to progress to a Level 3 Hospitality Supervisor Apprenticeship Standard. Or other qualifications such as:
•    Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership (NVQ) 
•    Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery 
•    Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (Preparation & Cooking) 
•    Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (Patisserie and Confectionery) 
•    Level 3 Certificate in Food and Beverage Service Supervision
•    Level 2 Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeship Standard

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