Catering and Hospitality Apprenticeships
Qualification: Available from Levels 2 to 3*
Apprenticeships Available


Production Chef

Production chefs work as part of a team in timebound and often challenging kitchen environments, for example; schools, hospitals, the Armed Forces, care homes and high street casual dining or pub kitchens. They report to the Senior Production chef or appropriate line manager.

Production chefs are likely to work with centrally developed standardised recipes and menus, producing food often in high volumes. They apply highly methodical organisational skills, energy, accuracy, attention to detail and are mindful of the importance of sustainability and protecting the environment.

Hospitality Supervisor

This Apprenticeship is for those wishing to gain a wide range of skills and knowledge to work in a supervisory role across a variety of Catering and Hospitality areas, reflecting the multi-functional nature of the industry.

Senior Chef – Production Cooking

The Senior Chef – Production Cooking Apprenticeship has been designed to develop effective leaders in high pressure and high volume settings.

As part of this Apprenticeship, Apprentices will learn how to manage, lead and motivate teams effectively. Apprentices will also learn how to problem solve and make decisions in a challenging and fast paced environment.

Skills Required

  • Effective communication skills
  • Enthusiasm and commitment
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Strong team work skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Understanding health and safety requirements
  • Great people skills
Entry Requirements

Intermediate Apprenticeship – 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above (one in English or Maths) or equivalent.

Advanced Apprenticeship – 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above (one in English or Maths) or successful completion of an Intermediate Apprenticeship, or equivalent.

These requirements are subject to change and may also differ to meet the needs of the employer. As well as a College interview, progression onto an Apprenticeship is subject to an employer interview. Don’t worry if you didn’t get the required grades, we can work with you to find a suitable route on to your Apprenticeship.

Job Roles
  • Head Chef
  • Front of House
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Pastry Chef
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Sous Chef
  • Commis Chef
  • Chef de Partie
  • Barista
  • Senior Chef

And many more!


Assessment is through practical observation and theoretical tests.

Other information

A Catering and Hospitality Apprenticeship can open doors to a fantastic career! You could continue with your studies, undertaking degree level study at university after an Advanced Apprenticeship. Degrees such as Hotel Management, or Hospitality and Events Management are increasingly popular. You could also decide to study for a number of professional qualifications in your industry in order for you to progress within your career, or could take teaching qualifications in order to become a Catering Teacher.

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