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This Modern Apprenticeship helps employers working in the hospitality sector. It’s suitable for employees with little or no experience in professional cookery. The qualification helps them build skills and knowledge in the kitchen and develop a career in this area.

The qualification

SCQF level 6

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF level 6 in one of:

  • Professional Cookery
  • Professional Cookery: Preparation & Cooking
  • Professional Cookery: Patisserie & Confectionary
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this apprenticeship.

Progression and development

This Modern Apprenticeship can provide the first step towards a long-term career in the hospitality sector, encouraging apprentices to stay and progress in the industry.

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How is it funded?

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

See training contribution calculator below to determine funding contribution for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employers to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

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Sound right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

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Need a little more information or advice?

Call our advisers to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

0800 783 6000