Performance Learning Group has joined forces with The Burnt Chef Project to create a brand-new level four apprenticeship in Hospitality and Workplace Mental Health Management. The apprenticeships, a Level 4 Management and Level 3 Mental Health programmes have also been approved and endorsed by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) – demonstrating a high level of quality and credibility.
The apprenticeship, which is aimed at managers and senior leaders within the hospitality sector, has been specifically designed to offer support and guidance when it comes to taking care of the mental health of a team. Developed in conjunction with Performance Learning Group, a company that has been delivering quality work-based learning since 2015, the apprenticeship aims to create strong hospitality leaders who are trained in mental health.
From an overview of mental health awareness to more detailed business and change management, the course covers modules including Effective Appraisals, People Management, Coaching and Feedback and even gives advice on Driving Cultural Change. Each module is tailored specifically to the needs of those in the hospitality sector and provides access to mentors, who are also experienced in our industry.
If you share our passion for mental health in Hospitality and would like to know more, please get in touch.
2022 saw the impact of COVID begin to subside releasing the global hospitality community to get back to some degree of normality. Unfortunately, what waited for us after the 'waters' receded was a troubled financial climate, supply chains under pressure due to lack of resource and availability, and increasing reports of mental health issues within our sector.
This resulted in greater challenges for The Burnt Chef Project as the global need for our training, supportive structures and awareness, had never been felt as strongly.
We met those challenges head on as we got to work increasing our marketing and training team in order to scale up operations enabling us to roll out in-person training sessions in the UK, whilst also beginning to run virtual sessions in Canada, USA and Europe.
Our suite of services and gathering of data also continued to grow throughout 2022 in order to address the unique challenges we faced as an industry.
We re-launched a Level 4 Hospitality Workplace and Mental Health Apprenticeship with Performance Learning Group and set about creating a partnership with Thrive
Work also began on The Burnt Chef Accreditation Scheme which is backed by scientific data and designed to highlight the businesses leading the way in sustainable, people-focussed, workplaces and due to be piloted in 2023.
I want to say a big thank you to our supporters and partners, to those who have fundraised, to our international volunteers and most importantly to The Burnt Chef Project Team. Without you, we wouldn't be able to continue to grow, build awareness, and most importantly, save lives.