Level 4

| 22 months + EPA

Senior Culinary Chef Apprenticeship

Develop expertise in recipe and product development


This programme gives senior culinary chefs the opportunity to develop new recipes, products and product lines that meet specification briefs in line with the organisation’s vision, values and objectives.

This course takes a minimum of 22 months to complete.

What is Senior Culinary Chef Apprenticeship?

With a significant leadership element to the role, senior culinary chefs learn effective communication strategies, as well as management theories that will transform your workforce and deliver impactful results.

Other skills on this highly effective programme include monitoring food and equipment suppliers, developing recipes from scratch or brief, determining the best presentation and packaging of food, analysing food trends and maintaining or raising the profit margins on food. Identifying and coordinating training opportunities for staff is also an important focus that will help build team loyalty and grow the business.


Employers will set their own entry requirements in order to start this apprenticeship, but typically requires five GCSEs at Grade C or higher.


22 months + EPA


Progression from this apprenticeship is expected to be into a Senior Culinary Chef role.

Cost / Funding

Levy Payers £9,000

Non-Levy Payers £540


Level 4

Functional skills

To complete the apprenticeship the apprentice must pass level 2 English and maths (or have the appropriate exemption certificate) before undertaking their end point assessment.

End assessment

The End Point Assessment (EPA) for the Senior Culinary Apprenticeship includes:

  • Project
  • Presentation of Project outcomes with supplementary questioning
  • Practical assessment with questions and answers.

Professional support

HIT Training assigns a designated Vocational Trainer to each apprentice. Alongside the apprentice they will agree on a personal learning and development plan, setting a timetable of learning activities in preparation for the End Point Assessment (EPA).

The HIT Vocational Trainer will meet with the apprentice regularly either online or face to face to complete and review assessments, provide further coaching where required and agree the next steps of learning.

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Senior Culinary Chef Apprenticeship



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