Professional cookery, hospitality, chef
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  • Start date:   January 2020
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 4


This introductory course runs for three days a week for 18 weeks in our commercially equipped kitchens. It gives students the chance to work towards an SVQ in professional cookery (level 4) and to study SQA National Certificate units.

  • What the course includes

    The course covers the opportunities for work in hospitality and the skills required, with topics including:

    • Food preparation
    • Maintaining a safe and hygienic work environment
    • Professional cookery
    • Breads and doughs

Why choose this course

You will learn from experienced staff who have spent significant time in the industry. this course is the perfect launchpad for a career in professional cookery

Entry requirements

  • No formal qualifications
  • Willingness to learn
  • An interest in gaining employment within the hospitality industry
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Where it leads

    Education: level 5 professional cookery/further study.

    Employment: entry-level positions in a professional kitchen

Interview arrangements

If we invite you for interview, plan to be in college for up to three hours. The interview involves:

  • Course information
  • Theory task testing your knowledge of food
  • Individual interview

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds.  Click here to find out more

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, register your interest or feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.