Senior Chef - Production Cooking (9082)

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2018

Product code 9082

The Senior Chef Production Level 3 apprenticeship is for learners working in a wide range of hospitality settings across both the service and commercial sectors.

Our apprenticeship offer provides all the materials and solutions you need to sustain flexible delivery models that are cost effective, time efficient and meet the learning styles of your apprentices. It helps motivate them to be successful, productive in their role and are fully prepared for end-point assessment. And our high-quality, rigorous end-point assessment can be delivered at a convenient time for your apprentice.

A Senior Production Chef will be supervising within a kitchen environment and may produce customer meals in a variety of settings, they will have the ability to work independently and lead a team often in hot and challenging kitchen environments. Production chefs are likely to work in a branded environment with recipes and menus designed by a central development team. Production chefs will work quickly and efficiently, often producing food in high volumes, which is repeated day after day, requiring energy, highly methodical organisational skills and attention to detail.

The Senior Chef Production Apprenticeship typically lasts 12 months.


Our apprenticeship training manual supports the learner to develop the skills, understanding and behaviors and help them to be competent at gateway and ready for end-point assessment. We also offer SmartScreen resources and a practice test paper.

The apprentices’ journey begins with a period of learning, development and continuous assessment which covers the full range of knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes required within the kitchen environment. This is managed by the employer. In most cases, there’s also support from a training provider.

End-point assessment

Use product code 9082-12 to order our EPA.

The assessment events include:

• 2-hour multiple choice e-volve test
• 4-hour practical observation in the workplace
• business project
• professional discussion

At end-point assessment the apprentice must show they can perform in the occupation in a fully competent, holistic and productive way. All elements of the assessment are graded fail/pass/distinction.

If the apprentice passes their assessment successfully, we’ll apply to the ESFA for the apprenticeship certification. The certificate will then be sent to the apprentice’s employer. We also provide our own City of Guilds-branded statement of achievement.

How to register

Interested in using our high-quality on-programme materials or end-point assessment service? There are three ways to either find out more or to order what you need:

1. If you’re an existing City & Guilds customer, go to Walled Garden and select the materials you need or register your apprentice for end-point assessment. (You may need to submit a request to deliver if you don’t yet have approval for that standard.)
2. Get in touch with Our Direct Sales Team can explain our different products and services and start getting you set up as a customer or give existing customers support on the new apprenticeship arrangements.
3. Speak to your City & Guilds Business Manager about how to access our products or how to register your apprentices with us.

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of apprenticeship.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

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Interested in delivering this apprenticeship?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form