Commis Chef Apprenticeship Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is for those who wish to be employed in the food industry as a trainee or commis chef, or already work in the sector and would like to gain a qualification as a professional chef. There are many job roles that start with a commis chef qualification, such as cooks and chefs in small and large volume establishments.

During the course you will cover units including:

· Prepare, cook and serve food

· Food safety

· Health and safety

· How to run a food section and ensure service standards are met

Specialist workshops will be run in College to expand your culinary range across all food groups.

Assessment Methods

There will be continual assessment in the workplace and College to develop a recipe evidence log showing your development across the culinary range and culinary knowledge. There will be four assessment exams at the end of the course made up of an observation in the workplace, a controlled observation at College, a professional discussion and multiple choice test.

Progression Options

The Commis Chef Apprenticeship can lead to either a Chef de Partie Advanced Apprenticeship or Senior Chef Production Cooking Advanced Apprenticeship, depending on the establishment you work in. Alternatively, the training and skills learnt can lead to you becoming a Head Chef, Catering Manager or a Trainer in Hospitality.

Course Summary

Course Title Commis Chef Apprenticeship Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the A* to E or 9 to 2 range including
English and Maths, or an appropriate Level 1 qualification. Course entry is
subject to an initial assessment in English and Maths in order to determine the
appropriate level of study, and a successful interview is

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