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Senior Production Chef Apprenticeship Standard

What you need to know about the Highfield Level 3 End-Point Assessment for Senior Production Chef


Who is this standard for?

This standard is being developed for those who wish to join the hospitality and catering sector or for those currently in the industry and are wanting to advance their career from a production chef to a senior production chef. 

Production chefs lead teams and often support the head chef within larger establishments. They work in time-bound and often challenging kitchen environments in education, health and social care, the military and commercial/food retail.  

Senior production chefs have accountability for the day-to-day running of the kitchen service, producing, monitoring and maintaining consistent food standards, legislative requirements and quality across all areas and during all stages of production and supply. 

On this apprenticeship, learners will develop knowledge, skills and behaviours in areas such as: 

  • kitchen operations 
  • nutrition 
  • legal and governance 
  • people  
  • business/ commercial 
  • personal development 

Programme structure

This is a level 3 apprenticeship standard that has a minimum duration of 12 months.

Assessment Plan

Apprentices will be assessed against ST0232/AP02.

Endpoint assessment methods

  • On-demand test
  • Practical observation with questions
  • Professional discussion

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Apprenticeship Standard and EPA Timeline

This document (coming soon) supports employers, training providers and apprentices by providing them with the clear time frames required to complete each stage of the apprenticeship and end-point assessment journey, through the ESFA certification.


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