Professional Cookery Intermediate Apprenticeship at Heart of Worcestershire College
The catering industry covers hotels, restaurants, pubs, bar and nightclubs, contract catering, holiday centres and school catering. This industry contributes around 30 billion to the English economy, with the restaurant industry alone employing two thirds
of a million people.
Typically an individual who is working towards this apprenticeship framework will have one of the following job roles; a craft or commis chef in a fine dining or casual dining setting where the Apprentice will be cooking, preparing and finishing food, ensuring that the food section is constantly supplied with the full range of menu items avoiding shortages and wastage, food safety and health and safety in addition to cleaning duties.
Apprenticeships are a tested way of training either a new or existing team member. An apprenticeship will provide on-the-job training which leads to an employee gaining a nationally recognised qualification which has been developed by the Sector Skills Council. The Apprenticeship framework will include the following elements;
• Professional Cookery (Food Preparation and Cooking) – Level 2 Diploma (NVQ)
• Hospitality and Catering Principles (Professional Cookery) – Level 2 Certificate
• Mathematics – Level 1
• English – Level 1
• Personal Learning & Thinking Skills
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities
An employee/apprentice must be over 16 years of age with no prior level 4 qualifications or above working a minimum of 30 contracted hours per week in an appropriate occupational role.
You will be assessed againsts a set of nationally recognised standards which are set by the Awarding Body. The competence based element assessment will be via direct observation and work place supporting evidence. The knowledge based element may be assessed via a test, reflective review or assignment to confirm that you have achieved and understood the level of knowledge required. Whereas Functional Skills be be assessed via on-line tests.
Employer Contribution - Funding and Co-funding available
Three months before completing this Apprenticeship framework a review will take place with yourself and your employer to discuss progression opportunties which may lead to a permanent employment contract, further study or indeed both.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heart of Worcestershire College directly.