Level 3 Chef de Partie Apprenticeship Standard

Course Code: 200YASCP

This apprenticeship has been designed to develop the apprentice into the role of chef de partie. The most important part of the role is developing the already existing professional cookery knowledge into the next level, which includes creating complex and seasonal dishes, learning advanced cooking technology, menu design and costing method tasks under the supervision of the sous/head chef. The primary objective of the chef de partie is to develop knowledge and understand how to carry out leading each sections of the kitchen and providing crucial support for the head chef with developing dishes and assisting of running the kitchen on a daily basis.

During this 18-month programme, the apprentice will develop skills in team work, communication and business costings. Students will learn and master recognising and understanding sources and quality points of common food groups and commodities, recognise how technology supports the development and complex production of dishes and menu items in the kitchen and understand how personal and team performance impact on the successful production of complex dishes and menu items.

The apprentice will be assessed to the apprenticeship standard using four complementary assessment methods. The assessment is synoptic, i.e takes a view of the overall performance of the apprentice in their job role. The assessment activities will be completed by the independent end assessor by an on demand test, practical observations, culinary challenge observation and professional discussion.

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  • Highbury Campus

    • Enrolling all year round (flexible start dates)

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This apprenticeship is designed as an advanced level role in the catering profession, and can lead into a variety of careers with supporting professional qualifications. A chef de partie is the next level of progression after the commis chef in many kitchens and in principal it is the entry position into a senior role. A professional chef de partie is responsible for one or more designated sections, such as larder, sauce, pastry and also have to be able to supervise and train other junior chefs like commis or trainee chefs. The learning journey of any chef will vary considerably from one individual to the next, however it is necessary to understand and have a good knowledge/experience in professional cookery that this role provides in order to progress to any future senior chef role.
Weekly attendance at college during term time, in class for six hours as part of one full day and attendance to English and maths is essential if required. Additional attendance at college may be required for workshops and revision sessions. Attendance will be continuously monitored for college and employment.

Regular meetings with tutor and employer, to discuss progress and ensure timely completion of all elements of the apprenticeship. These meetings may take place in college or in the workplace.

The apprentice will take responsibility for studying for the exams and gathering evidence and completing the portfolio of work while in the workplace. The employer is responsible for managing the apprentice, supporting and mentoring throughout the apprenticeship, and liaising with the tutor on a regular basis. The training provider will supervise and support progress in developing the portfolio and support the apprentice in preparation for the synoptic case study exam.
Apprentices will be taught by fully qualified, experienced tutors in the classroom, using a range of resources, including text books, demonstrations, practical tasks, and e-learning. Apprentices will have access to the college’s own Virtual Learning Environment, Canvas, and will be expected to complete off the job study for at least six hours per week.

Apprentices are assessed by an external examiner at the end of their programme to achieve the Level 3 Chef de Partie Apprenticeship at a pass or distinction grade.

Apprentices and employers will be enrolled on our award-winning e-portfolio system to enable both parties to upload evidence of learning and to track progression through the programme.
Upon successful completion of this programme, apprentices will achieve the Level 3 Chef de Partie Apprenticeship.

On completion of the Level 3 Chef de Partie Apprenticeship, apprentices could apply for the Level 4 senior chef culinary arts.
In order to join this programme, you will need to have Level 1 Grades or above in English and maths.

You will also need to have a strong, demonstrable interest in catering.
Apprentices who complete this programme can progress to a Level 4 qualification including a Level 4 apprenticeship or into employment or higher education.
You can apply by clicking on the ‘apply now’ button below. Alternatively, if you have any questions prior to making your application, please call the admissions team on 02392 383131 and selecting option 3.

Fee guidance

Apprenticeships

One of the great aspects of an apprenticeship is that no matter how old you are there are no fees for you to pay, all the fees are either covered by the Government or your Employer. Feel free to call a member of the Apprenticeship team on 023932 383131 Option 1.


General fee guidance (not including Apprenticeships and HNC/HND’s)

Considerations

  • 19+ Tuition Fee indicates the cost of the core tuition and materials required to complete the qualification.
  • 19+ Registration Fee indicates the cost to register with the awarding body.

For more information, please contact the College on 02392 383 131.

Courses below Level 3

You will usually not be expected to pay a fee if you are:

  • under 19 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August)
  • aged 19 or over at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are unemployed and in receipt of certain government benefits
  • aged 19–23 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are applying for a course Level 2 or below and do not already hold a full Level 2 qualification

If you are aged 19 over at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are not in the above categories then you will usually pay the advertised fee.

Courses Level 3 and above

You will usually not be expected to pay a fee if you are:

  • under 19 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August)
  • aged 19–23 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and do not already hold a Full level 3 qualification

Advanced Learner Loan

If you’re 19 or older, you may be able to apply for a loan to help with the costs of a college or training course. The programme must be at Level 3 or Level 4 (such as Access). You won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £21,000 a year.

For more information or to apply please contact 0845 240 2024 or visit www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans.

If you’re unsure about taking out a loan and want to seek advice then you’ll have the opportunity to do so. If you want advice on managing your finances, the Money Advice Service, established by the UK government, can offer free, impartial money advice. Visit their website at www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

Students who are not ordinarily resident in the UK should contact Highbury College to discuss unfunded fees.


HNCs/HNDs

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Please note: The College reserves the right to change the fees before the start of the course, such a course of action will only occur in exceptional circumstances.

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If a Student has enrolled via the Highbury website and wishes to cancel an enrolment or transfer to a different course they should contact Highbury College by emailing: info@highbury.ac.uk or by contacting the Advice and Guidance Team on 02392 38 3131 Option4.

Students will not be entitled to a refund unless the withdrawal from the course is due to exceptional circumstances (evidence maybe required) and then refunds will only be permitted if the withdrawal is within the first third of the course duration. A minimum charge of £50.00 will apply in any event.

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Details

  • Highbury Campus

    • Enrolling all year round (flexible start dates)

      Please contact us for further information


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