Overview

The Chef de Partie Apprenticeship is an ‘earn and learn’ degree programme that combines on-the-job training with academic study in an Institute of Technology.

A Chef de Partie is trained to:

  • deliver advanced culinary skills in a professional kitchen;
  • supervise a particular area or station within the kitchen;
  • work on their own as well as train Commis Chefs;

This programme is designed by industry and academic professionals so you will learn the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary for a successful career that will take you anywhere in the world.

The Chef de Partie Apprenticeship programme is designed to expose you to a wide range of culinary skills and ideas and allows you to not only learn how to do something, but understand why it is done a certain way.

It combines classroom training with hands-on practical skills development in the workplace.  You follow a structured path of learning to build your knowledge and skills from a basic to advanced level.  Your work-based mentor will monitor and help you progress through the apprenticeship and you will learn how your college based learning links to your everyday working environment.

Apprenticeship Code of Practice

Apprentices expression of interest

Employers expression of interest

Student Contribution

The student contribution fee for years 1 & 2 of the programme is €1,500 per annum.

The student contribution fee for years 3 & 4 of the programme is €750 per annum.

Programme Structure

4 Years – 8 Semesters

Delivery is based on a 12-week semester and it will be as follows; Semester 1 will be September to December and Semester 2 will be January to May.

YEAR 1 (Level 6) – Semester 1

 

1 Week full time College Block (5 days approx. 40 hours) 2 Days per week for 11 weeks College (8 hours per day)

 

YEAR 1 (Level 6) – Semester 2
1 Week full time College Block (5 days approx. 40 hours) 2 Days per week for 11 weeks College (8 hours per day)

 

YEAR 2 (Level 6) – Semester 3
1 Week full time College Block (5 days approx. 40 hours) 2 Days per week for 11 weeks College (8 hours per day)

 

YEAR 2 (Level 6) – Semester 4
1 Week full time College Block (5 days approx. 40 hours) 2.5 Days per week for 11 weeks College (8 hours per day)

 

 

YEAR 3 (Level 7) – Semester 5

 

1 Week full time College Block (5 days approx. 40 hours) 1 Day per week for 11 weeks College (8 hours per day)

 

YEAR 3 (Level 7) – Semester 6
1 Week full time College Block (5 days approx. 40 hours) 2 Days per week for 4 weeks College (8 hours per day)

1 Day per week for 7 weeks College (8 hours per day)

YEAR 4 (Level 7) – Semester 7
1 Week full time College Block (5 days approx. 40 hours) 1 Day per week for 11 weeks College (8 hours per day)

 

YEAR 4 (Level 7) – Semester 8
1 Week full time College Block (5 days approx. 40 hours) 1 Day per week for 11 weeks College (8 hours per day)

 

Further Information

For further information and application requirements on this programme and contact information on all the Institute of Technology providing the programme email: tj.oconnor@staff.ittralee.ie or phone 066 7191807 or log onto www.apprenticeship.ie