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Level 2

Course code: J13P115
Type: Apprenticeship
Duration: 12-15 months
Subject area: Apprenticeships,Hospitality & Catering
Location: HLNSC - County Training
No fee information available

About the course

Production chefs work as part of a team in time-bound and often challenging kitchen environments, for example; schools, hospitals, the Armed Forces, care homes and high street casual dining or pub kitchens. You will report to the senior production chef or appropriate line manager. Production chefs are likely to work with centrally developed standardised recipes and menus, producing food often in high volumes. They apply highly methodical organisational skills, energy, accuracy, attention to detail and are mindful of the importance of sustainability and protecting the environment.

What qualification will I gain?

  • A certificate of completion from the Institute for Apprenticeships.

Why choose us

HLNSC County Training have industry-qualified tutors and assessors with substantial experience in this subject area, we have achieved significant success in end point assessments and have established excellent relationships with a range of employers across the region.

What you could do next

Apprentices can progress to the Level 3 Senior Production Chef apprenticeship

Key facts

  • maintain excellent standards of personal, food and kitchen hygiene

  • ensure compliance to procedures, menu specifications and recipes.

  • produce food meeting portion controls, and budgetary constraints

  • adapting and produce dishes to meet special dietary, religious and allergenic requirements

  • follow, complete and maintain production schedules, legislative and quality standard documentation

  • use specialist kitchen equipment

  • communicate internally and externally with customers and colleagues

  • commit to personal development activities

Assessment methods

  • The programme is delivered entirely through workplace skills assessment.

  • At the completion of all on programme learning all apprentices will complete and End Point Assessment and for this standard that will involve an On Demand Test, Practical Observation and Professional Discussion.

Entry requirements

  • Suitable employment on or prior to starting the apprenticeship training programme.

  • An appropriate level of maths and English (assessed prior to apprenticeship start)

  • Apprentices without English or maths (at Level 2 for a Level 3 Apprenticeship or Level 1 for a Level 2 Apprenticeship) must achieve this prior to taking the End Point Assessment).

  • We can support you to achieve the desired level of maths and English, through functional skills taught sessions which are mandatory to attend as part of your programme (you cannot achieve your apprenticeship without the required level of maths and English).

chef preping the food in the kitchen in a catering class