An intermediate, or level 2 apprenticeship, is the first level of the modern apprenticeship. Intermediate apprentices work full-time with an employer, and spend time studying towards qualifications at a college or training provider.

Intermediate apprenticeships are designed to train a school leaver for work. There is a focus on imparting key employability skills, as well as more specific training for a job within a company.

  • What will I learn?

    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. They 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.

    Production chefs;

    • 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
  • How will I be assessed?

    Apprentices will be supported in the workplace by a qualified and competent assessor/trainer. All students must complete 20% off-the-job training through a range of learning methods including day release. There will be an End Point Assessment which will include skills test, observation and professional discussesion.

  • Entry Requirements

    Apprentices must complete, or have previously completed recognised English and Mathematics Level 1 qualifications and aspire to achieve English and Mathematics Level 2 qualifications during the apprenticeship.

  • Progression & Career Opportunities

    On completion of this apprenticeship the apprentice will have the opportunity to progress into a supervisory position and/or training at Level 3.

  • Cost of Study

    All course fees associated with Apprenticeships are paid by the employer. If your employer pays into the Apprenticeship Levy your fees will be paid through this process. If your employer is not a levy paying employer then training for 16 18 year old learners is free and the training is subsidised for Apprentices over 19 years old. Course fees paid by the employer will vary but are likely to be in the region of £300 £1200 depending on the qualification.

  • Additional Information

    All apprentices must be employed in a relevant area to their apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are mostly delivered in the workplace. Some qualifications involve classroom delivery and this can take place at College or on employer premises. The College offers a range of day release, block release and 1:1 tuition options to suit the needs of employers and Apprentices alike. Your assessor, who will support you through your apprenticeship, will visit you in the workplace every 4 6 weeks.

    Once you have completed your online application you will receive an invite to interview. Once you have received an offer you will be invited to attend an induction session at the College which will be followed up with a visit with your employer. When your enrolment has been completed, your delivery and assessment can commence.

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Course Details

Qualification Level Apprenticeship
Study Mode Apprenticeships
Start Date Flexible
Duration 65 Weeks
Course Code WST2COOK
Runs at

Aylesbury

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