Course Levels

Introductory courses to HNCs, HNDs and Degree Pathways

Campus Locations

Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Levenmouth

Study Options

Full-time, part-time, online

Applications Open

Start studying in August 2024

Why Choose Culinary Arts at Fife College?

Culinary arts is one of Scotland’s most important sectors, leading to new and exciting career opportunities for those who have the drive, skills and the right qualifications to get into these industries.

At Fife College, we're proud to be able to deliver first-class teaching to our students in the very best learning environments. Our state-of-the-art, purpose-built training kitchens and customer-facing training restaurants provide a professional environment, giving you a fantastic way to consolidate your learning and test your skills.

Whether you dream of working in a high-end restaurant, running your own food truck, or becoming the next Gordon Ramsay, Fife College’s culinary arts courses can help set you on an exciting and rewarding career path as Head Chef, Patisserie Chef, Food Stylist, Hospitality Manager, Bakery Operative and more.

Our Culinary Arts Courses

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We offer courses in the following subjects:

· Bakery

· Patisserie

· Professional Cookery


Progress to a Culinary Arts Degree

Did you know that a Culinary Arts HNC or HND qualification is the equivalent of first year (HNC) or second year (HND) of a similar degree at university?

So depending on the subject studied, successfully completing an HNC or HND in Culinary Arts at Fife College could mean that you have the opportunity to progress on to Year 2 or 3 of a related BA, BA (Hons), BSc, BSc (Hons) on MA (Hons) degree course at one of the following partner Universities in Scotland:

Abertay University

University of the Highlands and Islands

So studying Culinary Arts at Fife College can be a more cost-effective, local alternative route to the same Culinary Arts and Hospitality degree in Scotland, in the same amount of time!

What Happens after I Apply?

There are four possible outcomes from your interview:

(For courses where an interview is not required, you may be asked for additional information e.g. a portfolio, before a decision is made.)

1. Unconditional offer: you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed.

2. Conditional offer: your place is secured pending meeting the entry requirements.


3. You may be added to a waiting list: you have met all entry requirements; however, the course is full.

If any spaces become available, you will be contacted nearer the course start date.

4. Unsuccessful: speak to our Guidance Team.
       They may be able to help you find another suitable course.

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