Production Chef Level 2

Maximum Contribution

£250

Typical course duration

13 Months (Plus EPA)

Introduction to the apprenticeship

Production chefs work as part of a team in time-bound and often challenging kitchen environments, for example; schools, hospitals, early years and care homes. 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 th... read more

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The apprenticeship at a glance

Start Date
Flexible
Level
Level 2
Typical Duration
13 Months (Plus EPA)
Delivery
Blended learning with one to one support
Entry Requirements
  • To be willing and able to access a Busy Bees training centre on occasions throughout their course to aid their learning
  • To be able to gain a satisfactory Data Barring Service (DBS)
End Point Assessments (EPA)

The EPA consists of:

  • A Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
  • Situational judgement test
  • Observation
  • Upon successful completion apprentices are graded: Pass, Merit or Distinction
Qualification
Production Chef Level 2

Learners will build upon important characteristics ensuring they are desirable for employers in the industry. They will demonstrate important characteristics such as leading by example and working accurately at all times. Learners will also look at ensuring safe and hygienic practices as well as challenging personal methods and implementing improvements.

Learners will build a vast skill set taught across multiple units all relating to areas in catering. Some of these areas will include:

  • Food presentation
  • Consistency in food production
  • Safe handling and use of tools and equipment
  • Adapting dishes to meet the specific dietary, religious and allergenic need of individuals
  • The financial impact of waste control
  • Supporting food production through technology

  • To be willing and able to access a Busy Bees training centre on occasions throughout their course to aid their learning
  • To be able to gain a satisfactory Data Barring Service (DBS)

Production Chef Level 2

On successful completion, apprentices will be eligible for the following roles:

  • Commis Chef
  • Trainee Cook / Chef
  • Apprentice Cook / Chef
  • Food Preparation Assistant
  • Junior Chef

The EPA consists of:

  • A Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
  • Situational judgement test
  • Observation
  • Upon successful completion apprentices are graded: Pass, Merit or Distinction

Off-the-Job training (OJT) is a requirement for all apprenticeship standards at all levels. Apprentices must spend 20% of their contracted working hours undertaking Off-the-Job training.

Off-the-Job training must be directly relevant to the apprenticeship standard and teaching them the new knowledge, skills and behaviours required for their role.