Hospitality Commis Chef Apprenticeship, Level 2

Course overview

A Commis Chef is the most common starting position in many kitchens and in principal the most junior culinary role. A Commis Chef prepares food and carries out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef. The primary objective is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen. Therefore having the opportunity to experience, consider and value each section with a view to choosing an area where they feel most inspired. 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.

The Hospitality Commis Chef, Level 2 (standard) will give apprentices the opportunity to develop the following skills, knowledge and behaviours:

• Culinary
• Food safety
• People
• Business

Delivery method

The apprenticeship will be delivered via day release attendance at Heart of Worcestershire College. Apprentices will also be visited in the workplace every 5-6 weeks by a College Learning and Skills Development Officer (LSDO). Every 10-12 weeks the LSDO will arrange a progress review with the employer mentor and the apprentice.

To comply with funding rules apprentices will need to commit 20% of their agreed apprenticeship duration to learning which must be off-the-job.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this apprenticeship will be set by the employer.

How will I be assessed?

The End Point Assessment (EPA) can only be triggered after 12 months of starting the apprenticeship and is dependent on when the employer and training provider decide the apprentice is ready. EPA is typically expected to conclude within 3 months. The employer has the final decision to progress the apprentice to EPA. The apprentice and training provider should feel confident the learning outcomes have been achieved.

The EPA consists of three elements, all of which may be completed online. All assessment methods need to be passed. Each assessment method should directly assess the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the Standard. The assessor has the final decision.

What can I do next

Progression from this apprenticeship is expected to be into a chef de partie role or senior production chef role.