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3rd Year Chef Apprenticeship Course


“Work for the best while learning from the best!”

A three-year qualification where students work whilst studying to achieve the National Chef Trade Qualification at the end of the 3rd year as well as the City & Guilds qualifications. The course is divided into 3 separate training years with a certification at the end of each year.

Students are employed in a variety of SA’s best kitchens under the top chefs. Students also attend lessons at the Silwood campus, 2 – 4 days a month.

Trainee Salary – Students are employed by the establishments in which they are placed and receive a basic monthly salary.  They are subject to the same terms and conditions as full time employees.

Students attend lessons at the Silwood campus, 2 – 4 days a month.

Silwood’s unique teaching method, not only equips graduates with fine dining practical cooking skills, but also a thorough understanding of the purchasing, costing and management skills required to run a successful food business at an international level. Students also graduate with a very impressive CV, showing workplace training in SA’s top kitchens. Students are also exposed to the very best networking opportunities within the industry during their training.

students cooking in kitchen at silwood school of cookery

Course Content - Year 1

Course Content - Year 2

Course Content - Year 3


On successful completion of the course, students will be awarded

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3


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