Level 3

| 18 months + EPA

Chef de Partie Apprenticeship

Culinary and leadership expertise for section management


This comprehensive programme gives chefs a chance to gain vital industry experience and the opportunity to advance their career under the guidance of industry experts.

This course takes a minimum of 18 months to complete.

What is Chef de Partie Apprenticeship?

The Chef de Partie usually manages a small team of workers and will develop skills to coach and motivate team members while meeting brand standards and recipe specifications.

Underpinned by a series of masterclasses and workshops, our innovative curriculum combines hands-on culinary skills development with cutting edge food trends and menu planning to bring dishes in line with business requirements and legislative regulations.


Employers will set their own entry requirements in order to start this apprenticeship, but typically requires five GCSEs at Grade C or higher.


18 months + EPA


Progression from this apprenticeship is expected to be into a Senior Culinary Chef role.

Cost / Funding

Levy Payers £10,000

Non-Levy Payers £600


Level 3

Functional skills

To complete the apprenticeship the apprentice must pass level 2 English and maths (or have the appropriate exemption certificate) before undertaking their end point assessment.

End assessment

The End Point Assessment (EPA) for the Chef de Partie Apprenticeship includes:

  • Multiple choice test
  • Workplace observation with questions
  • Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence.

Professional support

HIT Training assigns a designated Vocational Trainer to each apprentice. Alongside the apprentice they will agree on a personal learning and development plan, setting a timetable of learning activities in preparation for the End Point Assessment (EPA).

The HIT Vocational Trainer will meet with the apprentice regularly either online or face to face to complete and review assessments, provide further coaching where required and agree the next steps of learning.

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People we work with

We take great pride in partnering with leading hospitality and retail brands, as well as independent businesses across the UK to support their employees' career pathways.

Chef de Partie Apprenticeship



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