This course is designed to teach you the skills required to work in the hospitality industry and professional cookery. It will introduce you to the range of opportunities available and has a focus on professional cookery.

As part of the course, you will be working in our purpose-built professional kitchens and bistro, cooking and serving our loyal customers. Work experience will be part of the course and helps you identify which area of professional cookery you would like to pursue a career in.  

  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Digital skills
  • Customer care
  • Cooking
  • 1 year full time
  • Attendance in evening may be required
  • Professional Cookery: Practical
  • Professional Cookery: Knowledge 
  • Professional Cookery: Kitchen Operations 
  • Stocks Sauces and Soups
  • Pastry
  • Barista Skills 
  • Work Experience
  • Food Hygiene 
  • ICT 
  • 4 National 4s preferably including Communications/English
  • SVQ Professional Cookery level 4
  • NPA Professional Cookery including 2 National 4s
  • Mature students with work experience and other qualifications maybe considered
  • In addition, internal applicants will also require a positive Internal Learner Reference (ILR)



  • Advanced Certificate Professional Cookery
  • Commis Chef
  • Junior Cook
  • Food and Beverage Assistant
  • Chef
£10 deposit for a locker 
  • Information Session