What opportunities will this course give me?

On successful completion, apprentices may progress into a chef de partie role or senior production chef role.

What will I be learning?

A commis chef prepares food and carries out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef. The primary objective of the commis chef is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen with a view to specialising in an area where they feel most inspired.

Why is this course for me?

The apprenticeship standard covers the core skills, knowledge and behaviours required to demonstrate competency within specific areas to include:

• Culinary
• Food Safety
• People
• Business

Apprentices will develop through on and off-the-job learning and are expected to attend Eastleigh College on a day release basis and will demonstrate competency though an end point assessment.

Additionally, unless exempt on entry, apprentices will be required to achieve Level 1 Functional Skills in English & Maths and take the test at Level 2 prior to undertaking the end point assessment.

The typical duration of this apprenticeship is expected to be 18 months.

Your progress will be continuously monitored and supported by an Apprenticeship Officer.

What do I need to sign up?

Entry is subject to interview and assessment and you will need to have relevant employment. In addition, you will need to have 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or higher, including English & Maths or have achieved a relevant Level 1 vocational qualification* and be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 1 in English& Maths

*please call Eastleigh College Apprenticeship Services on 023 8091 1226 to discuss

Is there anything else I need to know?

Due to the current national reform of apprenticeships, the information detailed for this programme is subject to change. From September 2020, apprenticeships will be delivered as a newly developed standard; details of these will be updated on our website as soon as the information is released. To discuss further, please contact the Apprenticeship Experts on 02380 911226.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

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The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.