Commis Chef (Level 2)




Chef De Partie

Training Provider

Luminate Education Group

21 months
Most Suitable For
Ideal for new recruit or current staff who have a keen interest and a flair for cooking and aspire to become a chef
Level 2 Commis Chef Standard
Programme Cost

£9000. For non-levy paying employers only 5% contribution required to be paid (£450) or potential for 100% levy.

Additional Funding

For all Employers:
• If apprentice is under the age of 25, Employer may not have to pay Class 1 Employer National Insurance. Full details and criteria are found here
• The following are only available for apprenticeships starting between 1 August 2023 – 31 July 2024 (full details and criteria are found within the ESFA Funding Rules)
• £1,000 if apprentice is aged 16 to 18 years old, OR aged 19 to 24 years old and has an education health and care (EHC) plan/been in the care of their local authority
• Gov will fund 100% of the tuition fee if employer supports a young apprentice AND has fewer than 50 employees.

Start Date
Teaching Delivery
Blended with both face-to-face (once a week at college) and online teaching and resources.
Key Learning Requirements

Apprenticeships require learners to achieve specific new knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs), which are detailed in the Apprenticeship Standard. These are acheived by;
1) Programme Teaching; online coaching sessions , workshops (once a month) and online resources.
2) Independent study; such as assignment/project research and write up
3) Learning in the workplace; shadowing colleagues, completing programme assigned work based projects, day-to-day development within your current role duties/work activities, reflections with mentor, relevant training sessions.

Prepare, cook and finish - meat, poultry, fish, offal, game, shellfish, vegetables, sauces, soups, stocks, rice, pasta/noodles, eggs, veg protein, dough, pastry, cakes, sponges, biscuits, scones, hot and cold desserts.
In employment
ongoing assessments throughout the apprenticeship journey to check recall, retention and reuse of K/S/Bs being taught. mini mocks every 12 weeks
Key Candidate Entry Requirements

•English and Maths L1 are desirable, however they can be worked towards while undertaking the qualification. A minimum L1 Math and English must be evident/achieved to enter in to the EPA gateway, level 2 FS exams must be attempted.

Key Employer Entry Requirements

•A commis chef is supervised in their work and reports to a senior chef. In a smaller establishment this may be the Head Chef or Chef Patron or may be a Chef de Partie in a larger organisation using the kitchen hierarchy system.
• Employed 30 hours or more per week for the duration of the apprenticeship. The apprenticeship duration may be extended to support staff who work less than this (will be looked at on individual basis)
•To attend review meetings with the assessor and apprentice every 8 -12 weeks to discuss progress.
•To support the learner with off the job training.

Listed as an Approved Provider on HEE and NHS Procurement
Higher Procurement
Application Timescale

It takes on average 1 month to complete all application stages for this programme.

If recruiting to this position, additional time will be required for recruitment and advertising stages.

Please note Applications for the HEE ACP Funding Grant will usually need to be completed earlier.

Additional Training Hub Support

Primary Care Employees:
• Have access to all resources provided by the L&SCPC Training Hub such as Digital training, Health and Wellbeing support and events.

Social Care Employees:
• Have access to all resources provided by the L&SCSC Training Hub such as training, Health and Wellbeing support and events.

Information Last Updated

Programme Resources


Apprenticeship Standard

How to Apply

If you would like to discuss or apply for an apprenticeship either for yourself, a member of staff or a vacancy for a new recruit, please complete the appropriate Training Hub Expression of Interest Form from the following options. This allows the apprenticeship team to complete basic pre-checks and to ensure the advice and guidance provided to you is tailored to your service. When relevant, application instructions (including tuition fee and funding instructions) will be sent.

Primary Care Online Expression of Interest Form. If you would like to discuss anything first, please email [email protected] or call Olivia on 07735161775

Social Care Online Expression of Interest Form. If you would like to discuss anything first, please email [email protected] or call Dawn on 07796 060023