Course Title Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship
Level: 2
Code M05-A

Overview of the Course


The content of the course covers:


·         People – apprentices will develop communication skills with colleagues and customers

·         Business – apprentices understand the importance of food costing and yields, budgets and targets

·         Food Safety – apprentices will develop food safety awareness

·         Food Groups – apprentices will be able to recognise and understand the different food groups and know the quality aspects of each

·         Technical skills – apprentices will develop their technical skills in the kitchen environment, knowing the different cuts of food commodities

·         Communication – apprentices will enhance their skills in a kitchen environment and understand the importance of this skills during the preparation, cooking and serving of food items

·         Food Preparation – apprentices will develop their practical skills in the kitchen, improving their awareness of taste, nutrition, diets and food allergens

·         Technology – Apprentices will understand how this plays apart in the development of menu items



Additional activities will include:

·         Short course on Food Safety

·         Visits to local markets and catering establishment.

·         Opportunity to represent the college at various catering competitions.

·         Opportunity of visit abroad to develop their cultural awareness of food

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum of Entry Level 3 maths and English
Minimum of 35 hour contract of employment


Advanced Apprenticeship in Food Production

Course Duration

18 months (allow final month for End Point Assessment)

Apprentice Benefits

  •  Earn while you learn
  •  Learning skills that employers want
  •  Excellent progression routes
  •  Increase career opportunities and earning potential
  •  Improve your confidence

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of the apprenticeship. They provide the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. Functional Skills are available at Level 2 and the level the apprentice will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications achieved, the results of an assessment prior to the apprenticeship and the requirements of the apprenticeship they are completing.


Delivery and Assessment

Development of the job role can be delivered exclusively by Bury College, co-delivered with a workplace mentor who will work alongside the Learning and Skills Coach to support and log the apprentice's progress. The dedicated, qualified Learning and Skills Coach will support the teaching  and learning of the apprentice in their development of IT User Skills knowledge and competence in their work-based activities.


For the Level 3 Diploma in IT User Skills, the Learning and Skills Coach will visit on a regular basis to support with developing the electronic portfolio which is used as evidence for the completion of the qualifications.  Assessment of the apprentice's progress in their workplace competencies involves:

·         Observations

·         Professional discussions

·         Question and answer sessions

·         Reviews

·         Work product

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