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Production Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship

Programme Type: Apprenticeship
Availability: All areas
Production Chef

Is it for me?

This Apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to work as a Chef at entry level, creating dishes based on standardised recipes and menus, producing food – often in high volumes.

Essential Information

Entry Requirements
No formal entry requirements
Course Length
13 Months
Start Date
Set by the employer
Mainly in the workplace. Some knowledge and workshop sessions and testing may take place at one of our campuses.
Qualifications Achievable

Up to Level 2 Maths & English if required


Production chefs work as part of a team in a range of settings including schools, hospitals, care homes and high street casual dining or pub kitchens. This Apprenticeship will provide you with the opportunity, skills and knowledge to produce dishes to menu specifications and recipes. You will also develop methodical organisational skills and learn how, as a Chef, you can contribute towards sustainability and protect the environment.
What will I learn during the programme?

Throughout your Apprenticeship you will be learning new knowledge, skills and behaviours.  These will include developing techniques for the preparation, assembly, cooking and presentation of food. You will also gain an understanding of nutrition and how to adapt dishes to meet the dietary, religious and allergenic needs of individuals. As a Production Chef you will be communicating with colleagues, line managers and customers and during your programme you will gain an understanding of customer service principles and how you can help to ensure customer expectations are met.

How will I be assessed?

Throughout your Apprenticeship you will work closely with your HTP Training Consultant who will provide continuous assessment and feedback to ensure you successfully complete your Apprenticeship Standard. Once you have completed your formal training you will demonstrate what you have learnt through a multiple choice test, practical observation and professional discussion.

What advice and guidance can I expect to receive?

From the time you contact us, during training, and after you complete your programme, our experienced staff are on hand to provide you with the help and advice you need to achieve your career aspirations. More information about the Careers Programme we offer can be found on our Support Page or contact one of our Recruitment and Careers Advisors using our Contact Form or by calling 01983 533926.

Need to go deeper into the details of this Apprenticeship?

Full, up-to-date details of this Apprenticeship can be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships website here:

What can I do after this Apprenticeship?

On completion of this Apprenticeship you will be able to progress onto the Senior Production Chef Advanced Apprenticeship.
Contact us now and get onto your career-boosting Apprenticeship

Newport Old Grammar School Campus: 01983 533926

Portsmouth Campus: 02392 374752