Commis Chef Apprenticeship | Weston College

Commis Chef Apprenticeship

What will I do on this course?

If you work in a restaurant or catering outlets and cook from predominantly fresh and raw ingredients, this new Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship is for you.

You will undertake the new Commis Chef apprenticeship standard and work towards developing your skills and knowledge to prepare for the final assessment. This could include cooking meat, fish and poultry dishes, and other culinary skills such as making soups and sauces, either in specialist, ethnic or fine dining restaurants.

How will I be assessed?

We’ll assess your practical skills and observe you at work. Your personal assessor will visit you at work to ensure you’re on target for your qualifications.

What could I do after this course?

After this apprenticeship, you’ll be qualified to take on a number of catering roles. Or you could enhance your skills and qualifications by progressing to Weston College’s Chef de Partie Advanced Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

You don’t need any formal qualifications but you will be assessed to ensure you are proficient in English and maths at Level 1.

Course Level

Level 2

iAn interview is required for this course.

All you need to know about course dates and times

Throughout the year
12 - 18 Months
Course code APPCCPF1SA

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What Our Students Say

Jordan Hinks, Professional Cookery

Jordan Hinks

“This course has varied and interesting, and I constantly learnt new dishes and expanded my skills”

Former school: King Alfred

Course: Professional Cookery

What next? Progressing to the Level 3 Diploma and then aiming to get a job on a cruise liner or in a high-end restaurant or hotel.

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