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This Technical Apprenticeship is designed to provide a structured career path for employees in the hospitality sector. It helps you build the skills in your business so that staff are ready to take on higher level jobs. On completion, your employees should be able to achieve positions such as hotel manager or executive chef.

The qualification

SCQF level 8

Your employee will study for a qualification in Hospitality Management Skills at SCQF level 8.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this apprenticeship. However, it is suited to people who have some experience or an existing qualification in the hospitality sector.

Progression and development

This qualification prepares your employees for more senior roles in the hospitality industry, such as hotel manager or executive chef.

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How much will it cost?


We will contribute towards the training costs, paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

Use the contribution tables to work out the funding level for this framework:

Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table (16-24 age group)
Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table (25+ age group)

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 which will meet the needs of your business.


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 employees 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.

Sound right for your business?

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

Find a learning provider

Need a little more information or advice?

Call our employer engagement team to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

0800 783 6000
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