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Course Details

This Apprenticeship standard is designed for apprentice chefs who are looking to improve their knowledge and culinary skills and get a nationally recognised World chefs certification who will be working to becoming a Commis Chef. The apprentice will 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 where they feel most inspired. Upon completion of the course the apprentice will be able to create basic dishes using fresh and local ingredients, demonstrate competency around food hygiene while maintaining a safe kitchen environment. Please note that we adhere to occupational standards within our realistic working environment.

Entry Requirements

Apprentices must be in employment for a minimum of 33 hours a week, in a relevant industry to cover the requirements of the Apprentice Standard Students will be interviewed prior to commencement of the course and undertake English and Math test

Career options

Progression onto the Level 3 Apprenticeship standard, Chef de Partie,Senior production Chef role. Promotion within the work place. Higher Level Apprenticeships in the Service Industry.

Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship

Five highlights

  • 1 Highly professional lecturers with many years of experience
  • 2 State of the art kitchens and restaurants
  • 3 Chichester College is a warm and friendly place to learn
  • 4 Earn while you learn
  • 5 Apprenticeships have a great success rate

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • Flexible start date
  • City and Guilds, Apprenticeship Standard


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Course code Location Course length Start date
HOS357WMMA Chichester Campus 2 Years Flexible start date

What you need to know

What will I study?

The learning journey of the Commis chef will enable the understanding and the basics required to progress to any future senior Chef role. A broad range of preparation and cooking techniques in the following: stocks, soups, sauces, fish, meat poultry, vegetables, pastry, game offal, pasta, egg products, dough products, vegetable protein, hot &cold desserts, cakes & sponges, rice dishes. Food Hygiene, Health & Safety, Team work and communication methods, HACCP, Knife safety, understanding basic costings, yeild, supply chain and waste management English and Math Functional skills Level 1

How will I be taught?

The course is delivered in the new college kitchens and the workplace and comprises of : Commis Chefs Standards, Functional Skills Maths Level 1- (exempt if Grade 9-4 in Maths GCSE) and Functional Skills English Level 1-(exempt if Grade 9-4 in English Language GCSE). The course requires attendance to the college one day per week to achieve all elements of the Standard. Attendance must not fall below 90%.

How will I be assessed?

Continual development of the skills ,knowledge and behaviors are required to meet the Standard and the City and Guilds qualification. A range of on going observations and knowledge tests will be undertaken. Competence is assessed by a two hour culinary challenge, a three hour culinary observation then supplemented by oral questioning resulting in an end point assessment. There will also be a ninety minute online multiple choice test. Functional Skills Math and English are assessed through on-line tests.

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