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Senior Production Chef Apprenticeship Level 3

Subject Area
Hospitality & Tourism
Start Date
Study Mode
12 Months + End-Point Assessment
Level 3

A Senior Production Chef is a first line management role, with operational responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team. They provide direction, instruction and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals. Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same whatever the role.

Senior Production Chefs will also have accountability for the day-to-day running of the kitchen service, they may lead a brigade in the kitchen or support a Head Chef in larger establishments.

Entry requirements

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Candidates require a relevant Level 2 qualification or equivalent industry experience. You will require English at grade 4 and Maths at grade 3, or Functional Skills equivalent.

Employers may also set their own specific entry requirements.

What will I study?

Key responsibilities are likely to include supporting, managing and developing team members, covering legislative requirements, and producing, monitoring and maintaining food standards. Identifying training needs within the team. Maintaining the operating budget and supporting cost reduction. Supervising and contributing to the production of centrally developed recipes and menus.

Method of delivery

Delivery will be in partnership with employers and will adopt a blended learning approach combining on and off-the-job training.

Apprentices receive training and mentoring in the workplace and knowledge, skills and behaviour development at College through a combination of classroom and workshop-based lessons. Apprentices will attend College one day per week.

How will I be assessed?

Apprentices must pass the End Point Assessment (EPA) in order to achieve the Apprenticeship Certificate, which comprises of:

  • 90 minute on demand test
  • 4 hour practical test
  • 60 minute professional discussion.

Additional costs

There are no specific College programme related costs, however you will be advised of any additional costs during your application and enrolment process.

Qualifications received

  • Senior Production Chef Apprenticeship Level 3
  • Functional Skills at Level 2 or equivalent (if applicable)

Good course combinations

This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

On successful completion of the apprenticeship there may be an opportunity to study a higher-level qualification or progress into a management role within the organisation.

To find out more about how to become an apprentice or how to recruit an apprentice into your business, please contact York Business Partnership Team:

Tel: 01904 770368

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