Please contact your local high school to see if they, or within your district at another high school, offer the Professional Cook training program, or partner with a post-secondary institution to offer baking and meatcutting as part of ACE-IT (Accelerated Credit Enrolment to Industry Training). If a program is not available in your area and you are working in industry as a cook, baker, or meatcutter you may be able to sign-up as a Secondary School Apprentice (SSA). Please check with your career advisor at school.
Across BC there are a variety of both ITA designated private and public post-secondary schools that offer apprenticeship technical training. Please go to www.tradestrainingbc.ca for course details and schedules.
For more information on the knowledge required, please refer to the detailed information in the Program Profile and Program Outline for the following occupations:
The passing mark for all provincial level, Certificate of Qualification (C of Q), and national Red Seal (IP) exams is 70 per cent.
Apprentices: if you have successfully achieved your technical training, you will normally write your exam at the end of the class.
Challengers: when you are approved to challenge either ITA will schedule your exam or you will schedule it with ITA when you are ready to write. There are a variety of Service BC Centre’s around the province you can write at, or the ITA designated location in the lower mainland.
For details on the exams, such as the number of questions and topics, please visit the Programs section of our website.
Additional information on preparing to write, where to write, and what to do if you are unsuccessful is found on the Exam section of the ITA website.
Some programs have additional types of assessment besides written exams.
For additional information please refer to Cook Practical Assessment Information Package and How to Challenge Tidal Angling Guide.