All the Apprenticeships cover health & safety, food safety, teamwork and employment rights and responsibilities about working in the industry which gives a real learning and working experience.
Catering Apprenticeships offer valuable skills in a very demanding industry. Apprentices will be required to work within a catering and hospitality environment in either a restaurant, hotel, hospital or café bar and will need good time management skills and be able to work under pressure. These Apprenticeships can lead to a very rewarding career within the Hospitality Industry.
Catering and Professional Chefs – Kitchen Services Level 2 Framework is suitable for candidates with some basic skills and experience as a chef, probably from a role where you work under supervision. You will gain a formal qualification and increase your skills so that you can take on a more senior role. The Apprenticeship is designed for employees working in Kitchen Services. It is aimed at chefs who may be cooking and reheating that is bought in and that requires little or no preparation. The apprenticeships duration is 12 months on program.
Catering and Professional Chefs – Catering Level 2 Framework is focussed on food and beverage service, front office, house-keeping and professional cookery. These qualifications are also designed to give you the underpinning knowledge that can help you achieve the apprenticeship in hospitality. Catering and Professional Chef is ideal for anyone who works, or wants to work in hospitality and catering. You don't need any previous experience. The apprenticeships duration is 12 months on program.
Professional Cookery is available as a Level 3 Framework. This qualification is for students who wish to gain a recognised catering qualification whilst working in industry, in establishments such as Restaurants, Hotels, Public Houses and Café Bars. The apprenticeships duration is 24 months on program.
This apprenticeship is available as a Level 2 Standard; a commis chef is the most common starting position in many kitchens and in principal the most junior culinary role. A commis chef prepares food and carries out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef. The primary objective of the commis chef is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen. Therefore having the opportunity to experience, consider and value each section with a view to choosing an area where they feel most inspired. The learning journey of any chef will vary considerably from one individual to the next; however it is necessary to understand and have experience in the basics that this role provides in order to progress to any future senior chef role. The apprenticeships duration is 12 months on program.
Senior chef production cooking is available as a Level 3 Standard; senior production chefs strive to produce customers’ meals consistently to perfection according to predetermined specifications. They have the ability to work independently and lead a team in often hot and highly challenging kitchen environments. Production Chefs are likely to work in organisations where brands, recipes and menus have been created by a central development team. Production chefs and their teams work quickly and efficiently, producing food often in high volumes, which is repeated day after day, requiring energy, highly methodical organisational skills and attention to detail. The apprenticeships duration is 18 months on program.
Hospitality team member is available as a Level 2 Standard; a hospitality team member can work in a range of establishments, for example bars, restaurants, cafés, conference centres, banqueting venues, hotels or contract caterers. The role is very varied and although hospitality team members tend to specialise in an area, they have to be adaptable and ready to support team members across the business, for example during busy periods. Specialist areas in hospitality include food and beverage service, serving alcoholic beverages, barista, food preparation, housekeeping, concierge and guest services, reception, reservations and conference and banqueting. The most important part of the role is developing fantastic ‘hospitality’ skills and knowledge such as recognising customer needs, knowing how to match them to the products and services of the business and working as part of a team to ensure that every customer, whether they are eating in a restaurant, drinking cocktails in a bar, ordering room service in a hotel or attending a business conference feels welcomed and looked after. The apprenticeships duration is 12 months on program.
Food and drink process operator is available as a Level 2 Standard; Food and Drink Process Operators work in one of the largest, most dynamic and fastest growing sectors of industry. Every day, producers, manufacturers and retailers make and sell millions of innovative food products to consumers in the UK and around the world. This includes drinks, cakes, biscuits, ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook food, sandwiches, wraps, fresh fruit and salads. It is imperative that Process Operators in the industry have the skills and knowledge to ensure our food products, which millions of people consume every day, are safe. The apprenticeships duration is 24 months on program.
Hospitality supervisor is available as a Level 3 Standard; Hospitality supervisors work across a wide variety of businesses including bars, restaurants, cafés, conference centres, banqueting venues, hotels or contract caterers. They provide vital support to management teams and are capable of independently supervising hospitality services and running shifts. They typically work under pressure delivering fantastic customer service and motivating a team is essential to their role. The majority of supervisors’ skills and knowledge are the same but supervisors may specialise in specific functions or work across a variety of functions which reflect the multi-functional nature of the industry. The apprenticeships duration is 12 months on program.
Food and Beverage Service is available as a Level 2 Standard. Students will gain a recognised Front of House qualification whilst working in the industry in almost any food and beverage environment both in the UK and abroad. The apprenticeships duration is 12 months on program.
Food and Beverage Service (Barista) Level 2 Framework can help you gain the skills you need to deliver a great dining experience. You'll learn essential skills in areas like food service, food safety, handling payments, bookings, serving hot and cold beverages, bar service and menu design. The apprenticeships duration is 12 months on program.
Housekeeping Level 2 Framework is designed for individuals employed in hospitality roles as housekeepers, who need to develop or consolidate their skills. The qualification includes knowledge and competencies in areas such as maintenance, standards, legislation and cleaning routines. The apprenticeships duration is 12 months on program.
Food Preparation and Cookery level 2 framework includes the following: Developing skills for employment in the Catering and Hospitality Industry, Food safety in catering, Health and safety in catering, Nutritional and special diets in catering, Kitchen operations, Costs and menu planning, Applying workplace skills, Prepare and cook sauces, stocks, soups, fruit and vegetables, meat and offal, poultry, fish and shellfish, pasta and rice grains and egg dishes, desserts and puddings and bakery products. The apprenticeships duration is 12 months on program.
Hospitality Services is available as a Level 2 Framework. This qualification is for students who wish to gain a recognised catering qualification focused within the hospitality environment. Apprentices may be working in Restaurants, Bars, Hotels or Events Venues. The apprenticeships duration is 12 months on program.
Hospitality Supervision and Leadership is available as a Level 3 Framework. This qualification is for existing Supervisors and Managers who already have a team of staff who they manage on a daily basis. It covers the use of setting objectives, running meetings, monitoring budgetary requirements of the business as well as improving customer service and managing resources. The apprenticeships duration is 24 months on program.
Entry requirements Apprenticeships are open to all age groups above 16 years-old, whether just leaving school, have been working for years or are seeking to start a new career. You just need to be living in England and not be currently in full-time education. There are 3 levels of Apprenticeship available for those aged 16 and over and entry requirements will vary depending on the apprentice’s current level of learning. You should check the individual entry requirements for your framework at the time of enquiry.