Course overview

Production Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship City of Bristol College

This Production Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship is an 14 month apprenticeship.

During the apprenticeship, you will study to meet the knowledge skills and behaviours to prepare you for an end point assessment.

You need to find your own employer as part of your application for an apprenticeship; you can search apprenticeship vacancies on

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This apprenticeship is available to young people aged 16-18 and adults aged 19 and over, who are committed to training and developing professionally, while working in food production and cooking.

It is for individuals who are working within a professional kitchen and want to learn through a mainly work-based route. This could be a hotel, restaurant, hospital or pub environment preparing and cooking food for customers.

You will need to secure an apprenticeship position with an employer or, if you are already employed in an appropriate role, your employer could choose to support your apprenticeship training by working with the College.

What you'll learn

  • You will continue to work within sector while gaining further knowledge and skills and behaviours in your field
  • You will work with your college trainer in the workplace to gain the knowledge and skills to achieve your qualification
  • Functional skills in English and Maths at Level 1 and also work towards Level 2

Course entry requirements

  • Desirable: English and Maths at GCSE level with relevant grades (4-9).
  • Be working within the industry for a minimum of 30 hours per week.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

  • This apprenticeship is delivered entirely in the workplace
  • At the end of your learning on your apprenticeship you will undertake an end point assessment with an independent assessor, on successful completion of this you will gain your apprenticeship certificate
  • You will be assigned a work based college trainer who will guide you through your apprenticeship in conjunction with your employer in the workplace

View the full assessment plan.

Future career and study opportunities

When you complete this apprenticeship, your employer might be able to offer you a permanent position with the business.

Alternatively, you will be able to seek employment with a range of establishments where you could use your cooking skills, for example in a café, pub or catering company.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College apprentice, you may incur additional costs on your apprenticeship. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery, and for some apprenticeships you may need to purchase specialist equipment.

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