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Food Preparation and Cooking Intermediate Apprenticeship Certificate - Work Based at Eastleigh College

Course description

The aim of this framework is to attract new people into Catering and Professional Chef roles from a wide range of backgrounds to replace those who leave or retire and to provide employers with the cooking, chef and craft cuisine skills they need to help increase productivity and profitability.

This involves completion of the

  • L2 Diploma in Food Production
  • L2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (food production pathway)
  • functional skills English and maths L1.

Course content

The mandatory units include:

  • Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment.
  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food.
  • Work effectively as part of a hospitality team.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this framework to ensure that it is open to all who wish to pursue a career within the Hospitality Industry.

Employers are looking for those who are keen to work as part of a team, have a 'can do attitude' and have high standards of personal hygiene.

Applicants will need basic communication skills on which this apprenticeship will build, be excellent timekeepers and be willing to work shifts, which will often be outside the 9.00 - 5.00 pattern.


Once you have enrolled onto the programme you will be assigned an assessor that will visit you in the workplace regularly.

They will

  • complete assessment plans and reviews with you to keep you on target
  • support you in the collection of the required evidence needed for your qualification through different assessment methods such as: professional discussion, observations, written questions, verbal questions, witness statements and any assignments.

Future opportunities

On completion of this Apprenticeship, the apprentice will be competent to work as: a Cook, School Cook or Chef, who could then progress into Catering Supervisor, Chef De Partie or Sous Chef roles; a Kitchen Assistant, who could then progress to a chef or cook in Food Production, Professional Cookery or Craft Cuisine or train as a supervisor.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 March 2016

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