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Apprenticeship in Kitchen Services(Level 2)


Course outline

If you would like to work in a bar role which requires production and service of hot or cold food from pre-prepared products or as a waiter/waitress required to produce simple snacks such as sandwiches then this could be just the course for you.

The majority of this programme will be undertaken in your workplace.

You’ll cover employment rights and responsibilities, as well as other industry qualifications as directed by your employer.

It is suitable for all hospitality staff, whatever type of establishment you work in, across any combination of food preparation and cooking, food and beverage service, retail, housekeeping or reception service. The broad range of NVQ units will enable you to select specialist options for food and non-food job roles to achieve a qualification that best suits your role.

Once a month you will visit our training kitchen in Nottingham on day release, to undertake skills sessions, working alongside our highly trained staff.

You will also study English and maths.*

English and maths - skills for your future
Employers and universities really value skills in English and maths. So, building on your existing knowledge of these subjects will help you prepare for your future career or further study. *If you are aged 16-18 and have not yet achieved GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above/grade 4 or above don’t worry - we’ll support you with the right lessons to increase your confidence in these essential employability skills.

Enterprise skills
Our courses are designed to help you achieve your ambitions, whether you plan to go on to a higher level of study or start a career. Employability and study skills will be included to help you develop the broad skills required by industry. They will vary from course to course and are designed to meet local and national employer needs.

Next steps

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by applying online.

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  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Kitchen Services incorporating:
    • NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Kitchen Services 
    • Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles

12 months

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.

You will also need GCSEs at grades A* to D/9 to 3 or equivalent in English Language and Maths, however some employers may require additional qualifications depending on the role.

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling.

Teaching & assessment

Each unit is continually assessed. You will be assessed in the workplace by a fully qualified assessor. You will undertake practical assessments and produce a personal online portfolio of evidence.

  • Full-time employment
  • Diplomas in Food Preparation and Cookery or Professional Cookery
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership
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