Level 2

| 12 months + EPA

Commis Chef Apprenticeship

Expanding cookery skills, to enhance your food offer


This programme is aimed at the most junior culinary role and its primary objective is to teach a range of key skills on the job.

This course takes a minimum of 12 months to complete.

What is Commis Chef Apprenticeship?

Working as a Commis Chef is a great way of getting started in a kitchen and this apprenticeship focuses on food preparation and basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef.

Underpinned by a series of kitchen masterclasses, and culinary and development workshops, chefs will learn and understand how to carry out basic functions in every section of the kitchen. This allows future talent to experience, consider and value each section with a view to choosing an area where they feel most inspired.

The learning journey will vary considerably from one individual to the next, however, it is the range of experiences in the basics gained in this role that provide the opportunities to progress to any future senior chef role.


Employers will set their own entry requirements in order to start this apprenticeship.


12 months + EPA


Progression from this apprenticeship is expected to be into a Chef de Partie role or Senior Production Chef role.

Cost / Funding

Levy Payers £9,000

Non-Levy Payers £540


Level 2

Functional skills

To complete the apprenticeship the apprentice must pass level 1 English and maths (or have the appropriate exemption certificate) and work towards and attempt level 2 before undertaking their end point assessment.

End assessment

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

  • Multiple choice test
  • Practical Assessment 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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Commis Chef Apprenticeship



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