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Commis chef

Preparing food and carrying out basic cooking tasks in every section of a kitchen under the supervision of a senior chef.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
Warning The funding band maximum for this apprenticeship will change to £8,000 from 04 March 2019
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • principles of basic food preparation and cooking
  • food safety standards, practices and procedures, and personal hygiene standards
  • stock checks, stock control and waste management
  • setting up, preparing and cleaning their working environment
  • identifying commonly used knives and equipment and their specific uses
  • team working and developing working relationships

None specified.

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)
  • take the test for level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.

End Point Assessment
View a list of end point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) 0845 226 0350
Brockenhurst College 01590 625555
Training Qualifications UK 03333 583 344
Professional Assessment Ltd 0800 160 1899
City and Guilds 0844 543 0000
BIIAB 01276 684449
NOCN 0300 999 1177
Pearson Education Limited 07879 602674
Innovate Awarding Limited 0117 3142800
Babcock Assessments Ltd 0800 077 8738
NCFE/CACHE 0191 239 8000
iCQ 07984 201555
The Army Catering Trust 01962 887247
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.