Entry Requirements: A full Level 2 qualification in Professional Cookery or equivalent and a grade D or Level 1 qualification in English and Maths.
Start Date: At any point Attendance: 30 hours of employment per week
Duration: Normally 18 months
This programme is designed for learners in a minimum of 30 hours employment per week within the chef industry. You will be provided with a bespoke learning programme that meets the needs of you and your employer and is predominantly tailored to your workplace activities. Your employer will agree the suitable time you train at the College so that you can build knowledge and skills even further, and this combined with the support and skills building that you receive in the workplace from your employer, will enable you to be earning a wage while you become a competent professional chef. Skills within this framework include maintaining a safe, hygienic and secure working environment; working effectively as part of a hospitality team; knife skills; food safety and a range of complex food preparation and cooking units relevant to your place of work.
You can progress on to an Advanced/Higher Apprenticeship, apply for university or higher education.This qualification can support you in a number of jobs in the hospitality industry including catering or restaurant manager and chef.
Student Case Study
Dayrell Leeks says: “College helped me to prepare for industry and has given me many opportunities that I have been able to use as a reference for other jobs and experiences.”
There are no costs to the Apprentice aged between 16 and 23 to complete an Apprenticeship.
The training for Apprentices that are aged between 16 and 18 is fully funded; for Apprentices that are aged 19 - 23 at the start of the course, a one-off training contribution fee is required from their employer (who may be eligible for a grant).
For Apprentices aged 24 and over and enrol upon an Advanced (level 3) Apprenticeship, the employer will be charged a fee.
How Do I Apply
To complete an Apprenticeship, the Apprentice must be employed. To view and apply for the College’s live Apprenticeship vacancies please visit the national apprenticeship website: www.apprenticeships.org.uk, or alternatively if you are an employer wishing to employ an Apprentice please get in contact with us on 01473 382464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org