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Food Production and Cooking Apprenticeship (Intermediate Level 2) at Blackburn College

Course description

This Apprenticeship covers a range of occupations within Hospitality and Catering, one of the largest industries in the country. Apprentices interested in cookery could either train as a chef in a restaurant or learn how to cook for large scale organisations like the NHS or in schools. You could work in all sorts of kitchens from fine dining to chain restaurants through to gastro pubs. To undertake an Apprenticeship in Hospitality and Catering you must be committed and have the determination and motivation to succeed.

Course content

  • Assisting with food preparation
  • Cooking and serving meals
  • Assisting a chef

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to study an Apprenticeship at Blackburn College. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.

Blackburn College will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible. However we always advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to be actively seeking employment for themselves too.


You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Course work
  • Exams
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical demonstration /assignment
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination

Future opportunities

The Intermediate Apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship. On successful completion of the Apprenticeship, natural progression would be to a higher level course or promotion within your employment to give you a broader range and quality of skills and understanding of the industry and its requirements.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blackburn College directly.

Last updated date: 12 February 2016
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