• FT/PTApps
  • DurationTBC
  • Awarding bodyCity & Guilds


This new apprenticeship standard will comprise of three main stages:

Stage 1 – On programme on and off job training min 12 months

Stage 2 – Gateway stage

Stage 3 – End point assessment

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

  • Food Safety
  • Fish/Shellfish
  • Meat/Poultry
  • Game/Offal
  • Vegetables/Vegetable Protein
  • Sauces/Soup/Stock
  • Rice/Pasta/Noodles
  • Egg dishes
  • Bread and Dough/Pastry
  • Cakes, Biscuits and Scones
  • Cold and Hot Desserts

Entry requirements

  • Employment in a suitable role for the chosen apprenticeship is essential. Northern Skills Group will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible but we advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to actively seek employment for themselves.
  • Applicants are required to have gained a Level 2 English and maths (GCSE grades A-C). Certificated will need to be produced at enrollment. If proof cannot be produced or you do not meet these entry requirements then applicants will be invited to complete an initial assessment prior to acceptance.
  • An interview will also take place.
  • If you do not have a grade A-C in English and/or maths (grade 7-4 for new GCSE measures) you will be required to continue studying these subjects.

  • The learner will be assessed on their competence of practical skills by a 3 hour observation in their working environment by an independent assessor. This will be split to show preparation and cooking. 
  • An on demand test, a 90 minute multi choice test comprising of several scenario based questions.
  • Culinary Challenge – 2 hour observation in a controlled environment, to include a main course from the organisation’s menu. A base dessert to reflect customer demand/seasonality.
  • Professional Discussion, this will consist of a 40-minute structured meeting. The discussion will focus on the skills and knowledge gained on the programme. This will focus on the recipe log produced to show competence across the culinary range.
  • The end point will be graded accordingly and on successful completion an apprenticeship certificate will be awarded.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.