Commis Chef Apprenticeship (9081)

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2018

Product code 9081

The Commis Chef Level 2 apprenticeship is for learners working in a wide range of hospitality settings across the service and commercial sectors.   

Our apprenticeship offer provides all the materials and solutions you need to sustain flexible delivery models that are cost effective, time efficient and meet the learning styles of your apprentices. It helps motivate them to be successful, productive in their role and are fully prepared for end-point assessment.

And our high-quality, rigorous end-point assessment, can be delivered at a convenient time for your apprentice.
A commis chef is the most common starting position in many kitchens and in principal the most junior culinary role. A commis chef prepares food and carries out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef. The primary objective of a commis chef is to learn and understand how to carry out basic functions in every section with a view to choosing an area where they feel most inspired. The learning journey of any chef will vary from one chef to the next but should always allow an apprentice to understand and have experience in the basics the role provides in order to progress to any future senior chef role. 

The Commis Chef Apprenticeship typically lasts 12 months.


Our apprenticeship training manual supports the learner to develop the skills, understanding and behaviors and help them to be competent at gateway and ready for end-point assessment. We also offer SmartScreen resources and a practice test paper.

The apprentice journey begins with a period of learning, development and continuous assessment which covers the full range of knowledge, skills, behaviours needed in the commercial kitchen environment. This is managed by the employer. In most cases, there’s also support from a training provider.


End-point assessment

Use product code 9081-12 to order our end-point assessment.

The assessment events include:

• 90-minute multiple choice e-volve test
• 3-hour practical observation in the workplace
• 2-hour culinary challenge
• professional discussion

At end-point assessment the apprentice must show they can perform in the occupation in a fully competent, holistic and productive way.  All elements of the assessment are graded fail/pass/distinction.

If the apprentice passes their assessment successfully, we’ll apply to the ESFA for the apprenticeship certification. The certificate will then be sent to the apprentice’s employer and the learner can then apply for World chefs Digital Credential (Commis Chef). We also provide our own City of Guilds-branded statement of achievement.

How to register

Interested in using our high-quality on-programme materials or end-point assessment service? There are three ways to either find out more or to order what you need:

1. If you’re an existing City & Guilds customer, go to Walled Garden and select the materials you need or register your apprentice for end-point assessment. (You may need to submit a request to deliver if you don’t yet have approval for that standard.)
2. Get in touch with Our Direct Sales Team can explain our different products and services and start getting you set up as a customer or give existing customers support on the new apprenticeship arrangements.
3. Speak to your City & Guilds Business Manager about how to access our products or how to register your apprentices with us.

There are no documents available.

Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form