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This apprenticeship will ensure that individuals have the right skills, knowledge and experience needed to produce high quality dishes and products consistently to specifications, often in large volumes across a wide variety of hospitality and catering operations. It also contributes towards professionalising production chefs by providing career progression to leadership and management roles.

The qualification

SCQF Level 6

SCQF Level 6

Your apprentice will complete an SVQ in Senior Production Chef at SVQF Level 6.

Entry requirements

There are no specified entry requirements for entry on to the Apprenticeship programme. Employers set their own criteria.

Progression and development

Following competition of the Senior Production Chef apprenticeship candidates can progress into a HNC programme. Candidates can progress on to the Hospitality Supervision and Leadership at SCQF Level 7 or a generic leadership and management qualification or framework, and then on to the Hospitality Management Skills Technical Apprenticeship to further their development.

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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 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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