This course develops your skills at producing a wide variety of dishes. Learners will also develop their maths and English skills and complete a technical certificate.
You will need to be in relevant employment for at least 6 months and a minimum of maths and English at D-G.
It is essential that candidates show commitment to meeting deadlines.
You will be assessed through a wide range of methods, including practical observation/ assessments, online testing, theory sessions, and the preparation of a portfolio.
Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.
These will be dependent on the workplace.
You could consider taking your skills to the next level with the Advanced Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery.
You can use your qualification to progress your career into roles such as chef, chef de partie, sous chef or catering supervisor.
Apprentice Jordan Green scooped the Young Chef of the Year title in the Derby Food and Drink Awards – an accolade which he hopes will fast track his career ambitions.
Jordan was among a group of full-time Catering and Hospitality learners who progressed to an apprenticeship with the College’s Engine Shed restaurant and training kitchens at the Roundhouse campus.
His apprenticeship opened doors to many opportunities – including a work placement with Derby’s award-winning Restaurant Zest. He also took part in a European work experience programme in Denmark, spending five weeks at the Danish Meat Trade College in Roskilde alongside learners from Estonia, Italy and Finland.
I really want to be working in fine dining and to learn from the best in the industry. Hopefully winning this award will help me at the start of my career.