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Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard

What you need to know about the Highfield Level 2 End-Point Assessment for Commis Chef

Who is this Standard for?

This apprenticeship is for individuals working within a commis chef environment. As a commis chef apprentice, your role will depend on your employer. The learning journey of any chef will vary considerably from one individual to the next; however, it is necessary to understand and have experience in the basics that this role provides in order to progress to any future senior chef role.

Programme structure

This is a level 2 apprenticeship standard that has a minimum duration of 12 months.

Assessment Plan

Apprentices who started their apprenticeship on or after 28 September 2021 will be assessed against AP02.

Apprentices who started their apprenticeship between 28 March 2021 and 27 September 2021 will be assessed against AP01 unless the provider, employer or apprentice agree to move to AP02.

Apprentices who started their apprenticeship before or on 27 March 2021 must complete AP01.

Endpoint assessment methods for AP01

  • On-demand test
  • Practical observation
  • Culinary challenge
  • Professional discussion

Endpoint assessment methods for AP02

  • Knowledge test
  • Practical observation with questions
  • Professional discussion underpinned by portfolio of evidence

Highfield are ready and able to deliver end-point assessment for the Commis Chef standard. Readiness is defined as having necessary administrative and systems infrastructure and associated internal quality assurance policies and procedures to support Highfield’s end-to-end end-point assessment service.

EPA kit - To access the full EPA kit for both AP01 and AP02 and the Gateway Readiness Reports for this standard, please visit here.

Apprenticeship Standard and EPA Timeline - this document (available here) supports employers, training providers and apprentices by providing them with the clear time frames required to complete each stage of the apprenticeship and end-point assessment journey, through to ESFA certification.

Support and Guidance Documents - These documents (available here) support employers, training providers and apprentices preparing for end-point assessment.

Qualification - We have developed the Highfield Level 2 Diploma in Working as a Commis Chef (RQF) that maps directly to the standard. 

Mapping Document - This shows how our Apprenti-kit supports the requirements of this standard, and is available in the downloads area below.

Apprenti-kit - The effective delivery of this standard can be supported by the Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenti-kit.