How do I become a chef in the UK?

Scatter Of Light asked:


I am in College (Studying 3 A-Levels) at the moment and I want to become a master chef. However I do not know where to go to learn how to become one? I also would like to know what the starting pay is for a chef in this country?

I regularly cook at home (Mainly cakes and some meals such as cannelloni, fish pie and others) and I am begining to experiment a bit with different herbs and spices in each meal.