Catering and Professional Chefs Intermediate Apprenticeship
Faculty of Hospitality, Hair and Beauty
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Hospitality, Hair and Beauty Level 2 Laurence Building Up to 2 years

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This is the hospitality industries professional qualification for chefs. The apprenticeship is the most suitable route for anyone starting a career in the kitchen in this industry. The Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery offers an in-depth, practical approach and a solid platform for anyone wishing to train as a chef or cook. As an apprentice you will hold a full time job as a trainee chef in a restaurant or hotel and attend college one day a week.

At college you will learn through lectures and workshops while you spend the remainder of your week at your workplace where you will put your new skills into practice. You will be assessed by your Training Officer and tutor in a variety of ways, including exams and practical assignments. You may also be assessed by your Line Manager as you undertake your responsibilities.

What topics will I study?

During your Intermediate Apprenticeship you will learn about the many different techniques involved in becoming a chef and you will cover the following subjects:

  • Maintaining food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Preparing fish, meat, poultry and vegetables for basic dishes
  • Cooking and finishing basic fish, meat, poultry and vegetable dishes
  • Preparing, cooking and finishing basic hot sauces, stocks, basic soups and hot and cold desserts

You will also complete Technical Certificates "Level 2 Award in Hospitality and Catering Principles" as part of your course. During your course you will also complete an Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) assignment and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills assignment.

What experiences will I get?

To be confirmed.

What are the entry requirements?

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide you ideally need GCSE grade 3 in English and maths. However, we will work with you and provide additional support in order to help you achieve the functional skills element or GCSE requirements of the Apprenticeship. Support can be delivered either prior to your Apprenticeship via a traineeship or during the delivery of your programme.

What facilities are there?

The Laurence Building boasts new facilities throughout including an IT suite, modern kitchens, a skills academy and a stunning restaurant within the faculty; as well as being located in comfortable and pleasant surroundings.

What can the course lead on to?

On successful completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship you can progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery. This course provides an excellent way to build your career in the industry and afterwards you could then progress onto further management training.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need to buy a basic clothing, safety shoes, knife set and textbook.

What support can I get?

You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.

What will this training cost me?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. Please contact a Training and Recruitment Advisor on 01392 400800 for more information.

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