Commis Chef Intermediate Apprenticeship

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Start date: 07/09/2020

The course is for those who are employed or wish to be employed as a trainee or commis chef and would like to gain a qualification as a professional chef. There are many job roles that start with a commis chef qualification such as cooks and chefs in small and large volume establishments.

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 progression and career opportunities will I gain?

Level 3 Chef de Partie apprenticeship.

What are the entry requirements for the course?

4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or higher including Maths or English OR a Level 1 related qualification PLUS grade D/3 or higher in Maths or English.

Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.

What does the Apprenticeship involve?

You will study the following:

• A range of culinary skills and the preparation and cooking of a wide range of commodities including fish, meat, poultry, vegetables, stock, sauces, soup, egg dishes, bread and dough, pastry, cakes and hot and cold desserts.

• Understanding the availability, seasonality, quality and price of ingredients.

• Knowing how to store, prepare and cook ingredients in line with food safety.

• Understand professional behaviours in a kitchen.

• Understand costing of dishes and profit margins.

• Know how to support team members when required.

• Developing core behaviours including – strong work ethic, being respectful and punctual at work.

All students aged 16 -19 are required to study Functional Skills English and maths qualifications or GCSE mathematics and English if not already awarded a grade C/4 or higher in these subjects.

All LMC students will receive tutorial support.

How will I be Assessed?

This course is continuously assessed 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:

• 90 minute multiple choice test

• 3 hour practical observation in the workplace

• 2 hour culinary challenge

• 40 minute structured professional discussion

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 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship which nationally recognised by employers.

What do I do Next?

For information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306 306