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Apprenticeship Production Chef – Level 2 Standard

Production chefs work as part of a team in time-bound and often challenging kitchen environments

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Hospitality and Catering
Apprenticeships
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 77
Hours:
Start: Flexible
Days/Times:
The Roundhouse

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/apprenticeship-production-chef-level-2-standard
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Course Information for Students

Production chefs work as part of a team in time-bound and often challenging kitchen environments, for example with schools, hospitals, the armed forces, care homes and high street casual dining or pub kitchens.

This apprenticeship programme for aspiring production chefs involves 20% off-the-job training as well as Maths and English Functional Skills at Level 1.

You should have a good standard of English and maths and an interest in the production chef role.  You should be employed in a relevant setting for at least 30 contracted hours per week.

  • Maintain excellent standards of personal, food and kitchen hygiene
  • Ensure compliance with procedures, menu specifications and recipes
  • Produce food meeting portion controls and budgetary constraints
  • Adapt and produce dishes to meet special dietary, religious and allergenic requirements
  • Use specialist kitchen equipment
  • Communicate internally and externally with customers and colleagues

You will also take Maths and English Functional Skills at Level 1 and will work towards an end-point assessment.

The apprenticeship will be delivered in the workplace and on-site.

You will need a laptop for accessing your e-portfolio as well as a set of knives.

  • Observation
  • Products of work
  • Questions
  • Professional discussion
  • External end-point assessment

You could work towards Senior Production Chef qualifications as well as supervisory or management roles.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

The apprenticeship prepares individuals for production chef roles, working as part of a team in time-bound and often challenging kitchen environments, for example with schools, hospitals, the armed forces, care homes and high street casual dining or pub kitchens.

They will learn how to:

  • maintain excellent standards of personal, food and kitchen hygiene
  • ensure compliance with procedures, menu specifications and recipes
  • produce food meeting portion controls and budgetary constraints
  • adapt and produce dishes to meet special dietary, religious and allergenic requirements
  • use specialist kitchen equipment
  • communicate internally and externally to customers and colleagues

The programme involves 20% off-the-job training per week with an end-point assessment.  It also features Maths and English Functional Skills at Level 1.

The apprentice should:

  • want to pursue this occupation as a career
  • have strong time management skills
  • be presentable and adhere to hygiene guidelines
  • have excellent interpersonal skills for dealing with customers
  • Full training and support
  • Release of the apprentice, with pay, to attend College on a Wednesday and for a block week for Functional Skills unless they are exempt
  • A contract for more than 30 hours per week
  • Time to complete a review every 8-10 weeks with the assessor
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Diligent in ensuring safe and hygienic working practices
  • Actively promote self and the industry in a positive, professional manner
  • Time management
  • Independent study and self motivation
  • Level 2 Food Production
  • Level 1 Maths and English
  • End-point assessment
  • Observation
  • Products of work
  • Questions
  • Professional discussion
  • External end-point assessment

Yes – on a Wednesday for theory and practical sessions. If they are not exempt from Functional Skills, they will also need to be released for a block week with pay.

The apprentice will need a set of knives and a laptop to access their e-portfolio.

They could advance to a Senior Production Chef qualification at Level 3.

Supervisor or manager

You may already have someone in your organisation or someone has come to you direct asking for an apprenticeship, but if you don’t we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and external advertising through social media and the national apprenticeship services website

If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk or call 01332 387421

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Chefs

£16382

Chefs

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: November 4, 2021 11:05 am