Intermediate Apprenticeship in Catering and Professional Chefs – Pathway 1: Food production and Cooking

The Intermediate Apprenticeship comprises of the following components:

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food Production and Cooking

  • This is a work-based qualification, which allows learners to develop the knowledge and skills essential for working in a catering environment, such as food production and cooking, working with others and improving their own performance. Learners will complete units, which cover aspects of maintaining a safe, hygienic and secure working environment, working effectively as part of a catering team and maintaining food safety.

Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food Production and Cooking)

  • This is a knowledge based qualification, which allows learners to develop the generic knowledge, skills and understanding essential for working in a catering environment, such as maintaining a safe, hygienic and secure working environment, working effectively as part of a hospitality team and maintaining food safety in a catering environment.

Functional Skills at Level 1 in English and Maths

  • These skills recognise and develop the skills needed to function in work, learning and life and involve you choosing and using your skills to solve problems you may experience.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities in the Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism Sector (ERR)

  • The nine outcomes for the ERR are embedded in one of the units for the Level 2 NVQ Diploma. This unit covers employment rights, responsibilities and legislation, as well as looking at career pathways in the sector.

Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

  • This part of the framework comprises of six groups of skills, which are essential to success in work, learning and life. They develop your skills in managing yourself, managing relationships with others and managing your own learning, performance and work to enable you to enter work and adult life as a confident and capable individual. The duration of this apprenticeship is 12 months.

Who is the Apprenticeship aimed at?

The Intermediate Apprenticeship is suited to people wanting to work within the catering sector. It is designed for learners employed in catering roles such as kitchen assistant, school or general cook, team member or chef who need to develop or consolidate their skills. If you enjoy working in a practical environment, value “hands-on” experience, are self-motivated and have initiative, then an apprenticeship may be the right route for you!

Entry Requirements

To be suitable for an Intermediate Apprenticeship with Busy Bees Training Academy, you will need:

• To ideally have (or expected to achieve) a GCSE grade D or above in English and Maths

• To be able to commit to your training for a period of 14 months and have a long-term commitment to working in the catering sector

• To be willing and able to access a Busy Bees training centre on occasions throughout your course to aid your learning

• To be able to gain a satisfactory Data Barring Service (DBS) and provide satisfactory references

 

Advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Level 3 – Pathway 1: Hospitality Supervision and Leadership

The Advanced Apprenticeship comprises of the following components:

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership

  • This is a work-based qualification, which allows learners to develop the generic competence and understanding essential for working in a supervisory role within the hospitality sector, such as setting objectives and provide support for team members, contributing to the control of resources, leading a team to improve customer service, developing working relationships with colleagues and maintaining the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment.

Level 3 Award in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Principles

  • This is a knowledge based qualification, which allows learners to develop the generic knowledge, skills and understanding essential for working in a supervisory role within the hospitality environment, such as leading a team and supervising operations in a hospitality environment.

Functional Skills at Level 2 in English and Maths

  • These skills recognise and develop the skills needed to function in work, learning and life and involve you choosing and using your skills to solve problems you may experience.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities in the Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism Sector (ERR)

  • The nine outcomes for the ERR are embedded in one of the units for the Level 2 NVQ Diploma. This unit covers employment rights, responsibilities and legislation, as well as looking at career pathways in the sector.

Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

  • This part of the framework comprises of six groups of skills, which are essential to success in work, learning and life. They develop your skills in managing yourself, managing relationships with others and managing your own learning, performance and work to enable you to enter work and adult life as a confident and capable individual. The duration of this apprenticeship is 12 months.

Who is the Apprenticeship aimed at?

The Advanced Apprenticeship is suited for learners who have worked in hospitality for some time and have some experience supervising others or managing resources. You will also need to pick optional units to complete, totaling a minimum of 14 credits from Group B and C. Your dedicated Training Officer will help you decide which optional units to choose from the list below: 

Entry Requirements

To be suitable for an Advanced Apprenticeship with Busy Bees Training Academy, you will need:

• To have at least 9 months experience of working in the hospitality industry OR have completed an Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship in Hospitality, Licensed Hospitality or Catering and Professional Chefs

• To be working as a supervisor or a first line manager

• To be able to commit to your training for a period of 14 months and have a long-term commitment to working in the catering sector

• To be willing and able to access a Busy Bees training centre on occasions throughout your course to aid your learning

• To be able to gain a satisfactory Data Barring Service (DBS) and provide satisfactory references

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