Chef de Partie Advanced Apprenticeship

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Start date: 07/09/2020

A Chef de Partie is responsible for running a specific section of the kitchen. This type of chef usually manages a small team of workers, which they must keep organised so that dishes go out on time and the work area remains clean and orderly. However, in smaller kitchens a Chef de Partie may work independently as the only person in their section. Also known as a station or section chef, the Chef de Partie reports to the senior chef and has a very important role in any kitchen.

Who is this Course for?

An apprenticeship is a genuine job, with training. Apprentices will learn and gain professional competencies in their chosen career, whilst receiving a wage. Apprenticeships are suitable for well-motivated people who are focused and know which career they want to follow. All apprenticeships offer high quality work-based training as an alternative to full time education. From April 2020, the apprenticeship minimum wage is £4.15 per hour. For further information on salaries, visit

What are the entry requirements for the course?

5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher including English and Maths, as well as an enthusiasm for the subject, commitment to study and the ability to work independently.

What does the Apprenticeship involve?

You will study the following:

• Learn how to contribute and review menu development

• Learn advanced skills in producing a variety of dishes

• Prepare, cook and serve dishes to agreed food safety guidelines

• How to manage a team of people to produce high quality dishes

• Contribute to the costing of dishes

• How to ensure ingredients are stored, prepared, cooked and presented correctly

All students are required to study Functional Skills English and maths qualifications or GCSE mathematics and English if not already awarded at C/4 or higher in these subjects

All LMC students will receive tutorial support.

How will I be Assessed?

There is continual assessment in the workplace and in college to build up evidence of your development across the culinary range and culinary knowledge.

There is a final End Point Assessment, carried out by an external assessor when the apprentice is deemed ready, which will consist of:

• 2 hour multiple choice test

• 4 hour practical observation in the workplace

• 3 hour culinary challenge

• 90 minute structured professional discussion

At end-point assessment the apprentice must show they can perform in the occupation in a fully competent, holistic and productive way. All elements of the assessment are graded fail/pass/distinction.

When can I start?

You can start this Apprenticeship at any time throughout the year.

What qualification will I get?

On completion of this course you will receive the Level 3 Chef de Partie Apprenticeship status

What do I do Next?

• Complete an Apprenticeship Application Form and return to: The Admissions Officer, Lancaster & Morecambe College, Morecambe Road, Lancaster, LA1 2TY.
• If you are already employed then contact Emma Davison or Julie Wood at the College who will be happy to arrange a visit to you and your employer to discuss the Apprenticeship in more detail. They can be contacted on 01524 66215 Ext. 555 or 413
• If you are unemployed you can view our current Apprenticeships vacancies here
• You can also visit your local Young People’s Service or Jobcentre Plus to see if there are any vacancies and look in the local papers.

Download The Course Information Sheet