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BellTIME The Commis Chef Apprenticeship BellTIME The Auctioneering and Property Services Apprenticeship The Commis Chef Apprenticeship is the starting point for a career as a professional chef. This apprenticeship is aimed at aspiring chefs who have a keen interest in and creative flair for cooking. It is a two- year programme which leads to a QQI Level 6 Major Award- Advanced Certificate in Culinary Arts. Apprentices who successfully complete the Commis Chef Apprenticeship will be eligible to progress to the Chef de Partie Apprenticeship at QQI level 7. Programme Structure Entry Requirements Year 1 consists of: • 3 weeks of intensive structured learning in a college or centre. • 2 days per week in a college or centre and 3 days per week working with a SOLAS approved employer from September to June. • 1 day per week in a college or centre and 4 days per week working with a SOLAS approved employer for July and August. Year 2 consists of: • 2 days per week in a college or centre and 3 days per week working with a SOLAS approved employer from September to June. • 1 day per week in a college or centre and 4 days per week working with a SOLAS approved employer for July and August. The minimum age at which the employment of an apprentice may commence is 16 years of age. The minimum education requirements are: 1. A Level 4 Major Award on the QQI National Framework of Qualifications. or 2. A Level 3 Certificate on the European Qualifications Framework with passes in a minimum of 5 subjects. or 3. Have a minimum of three years trade related experience. Assessment of trade related experience is by application to Kerry Education and Training Board. In addition to the above, a pass grade in Maths in a qualification placed at Level 3 on the National Framework of Qualifications or Level 2 on the European Framework of Qualifications is also required. Non-native English speakers require proof of having a B2 level of proficiency in the English language. It’s a formal structured two- year education and training programme incorporating periods of off-the-job knowledge and skills development in a college or centre and work-based knowledge and skills development in an approved hotel or restaurant kitchen. During this time, apprentices will develop the underpinning theory, science and culinary skills in a college or centre and refine and perfect these competencies to a professional standard while working under the direction of qualified and experienced chefs in the kitchens of SOLAS approved hotels and restaurants. The Auctioneering and Property Services Apprenticeship is a two year programme which leads to a QQI level 6 Advanced Certificate in Auctioneering and Property Services. Apprentices will develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary for a successful career in estate agency, property management and property letting. Learners who successfully complete the apprenticeship will be eligible to apply for a licence from the Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA). Programme Structure There are two terms per annum with attendance one day per week at college and four days per week in the workplace. Apprentices are paid a salary and off the job education is government funded. To become an apprentice, you must obtain employment within the auctioneering and property services sector. Entry Requirements Minimum of 5 Passes (O6/H7) in Leaving Certificate or equivalent or Full QQI (level 5 or 6) Business award or equivalent or The use experiential learning to access the programme. For more information please email: auctioneering@apprenticeship.cdetb.ie For more information please email: training@kerryetbtrainingcentre.ie 18 19