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.

On the apprenticeship you will learn how to:

• Identify how industry and food trends, customer preferences, seasonality, provenance, and global environmental factors influence the development of dishes and menus. Support the development of and contribute to reviewing and refreshing menus and dishes in line with business requirements and influencing factors.

• Determine how technology supports the development and production of dishes and menu items in own kitchen. Use available technology in line with business procedures and guidelines to achieve the best result.

• Understand, for each of the food groups below, the preparation, cooking and finishing methods used to produce advanced dishes. Preparation, cooking and finishing methods to include (as appropriate to each food group) construction, traditional, classical, and modern skills and techniques, culinary science, and contemporary styles, including the effects of preparation, cooking and finishing methods on the end product.

Food groups include:
- meat, poultry, and game
- fish and shellfish dishes and products
- dough and batter products
- hot, cold, and frozen desserts
- biscuits, cakes, and sponges.

• Know the food safety practices and procedures to ensure the safe preparation and cooking of food. Prepare, cook, and present food to agreed food safety practices and guidelines, ensuring a clean and hygienic kitchen environment is maintained at all times and food safety management procedures followed and recorded.

• Maintain harmony across the team and with colleagues in other parts of the organisation, identifying and dealing with problems constructively to drive a positive outcome. Understand how to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures and recognise how local demographics may impact on the product range of the business.

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  • Highbury Campus

    • Enrolling all year round (flexible start dates)

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This apprenticeship is aimed at individuals who have a basic understanding of the hospitality and catering industry, who want to progress and expand that knowledge further. A chef de partie is responsible for running a specific section of the kitchen. This type of chef usually manages a small team of workers, which they must keep organised so that dishes go out on time and the work area remains clean and orderly. However, in smaller kitchens a chef de partie may work independently as the only person in their section. Also known as a section chef, the chef de partie reports to the senior chef or head chef and has a very important role in any kitchen.

An Apprenticeship is essentially a job with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector. It is also an opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’. This Level 3 Chef de Partie Apprenticeship will be flexible and hands on so that you can develop the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in this exciting and expanding sector. As well as gaining technical abilities and practical experience you will develop the functional and personal skills required for the job you are undertaking and for your future career.

Apprentices must have access to real work which is valid and productive, providing opportunities to develop, practice and evidence knowledge and skills that have been learned. The employer is expected to provide and support the opportunity for off-the-job training for a minimum 20% of the apprentices working time. Defined as technical and knowledge development, this type of learning is undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment. It can include activities such as; online learning, mentoring, role play, attendance to competitions and events, or revision and assignments set as homework. This off-the-job training supports and strengthens the day to day work undertaken and is an essential part of the apprenticeship.
Monthly attendance at college, in class 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 your trainer/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, whilst in the workplace. The employer is responsible for managing the apprentice, supporting and mentoring throughout the apprenticeship, and liaising with the trainer/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.

It is a Government requirement for you to spend 20% of your apprenticeship working towards your “Off the Job Learning” – off the job learning can consist of college attendance, homework/coursework, project related work, employer training, mentoring, and coaching – plus a number of other tasks (more information can be shared).
Apprentices will be taught by fully qualified, experienced trainer in the classroom/kitchen, using a range of resources, including textbooks, demonstrations, practical tasks, and eLearning. Apprentices will have access to the college’s own Virtual Learning Environment, Onefile, 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.

Apprentices build a portfolio of work and your trainer will be in regular contact to provide support, and to arrange on-site visits to observe the apprentices’ ability and skills in their daily role. It is important for the apprentice to take ownership of their own learning by seeking out opportunities to gain new skills on the job with the employer. The apprentice’s final grade will be determined by collective performance in the assessments in the endpoint assessment.
1: On-Demand Test
2: Practical Observation
3: Culinary Challenge
4: Professional Discussion (Apprentice to demonstrate that they can apply the broad range of knowledge, skills, and behaviours in the Standard.)
Upon successful completion of this programme, apprentices will achieve the Level 3 Chef de Partie Apprenticeship.
In order to join this programme, you will need:
• maths & English GCSE 9-4 (A*-C) or Functional Skills Level 2 and provide certificates.

If you do not have the required GCSE / Functional Skills grades or cannot provide your certificates, we will complete a maths & English assessment to judge suitability. You can study maths & English alongside your catering qualification to achieve the above grade during your apprenticeship.
Apprentices who complete this programme can progress 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.


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

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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)
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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 £27,295 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.


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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Details

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    • Enrolling all year round (flexible start dates)

      Please contact us for further information


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