SCQF Level 3
Professional Cookery, Hospitality, Retail and Events

Course Overview

This is a 6-month course (from August to January) and is ideal if you are looking to start your career within the Hospitality/Cookery Industry – it will give you the opportunity to try out both Cookery and Front of House operations before deciding on your career path.

The course will introduce you to a variety of techniques needed to work in a professional kitchen and front of house – you will develop your skills in areas such as:

  • cooking skills
  • kitchen skills
  • food hygiene
  • team working



What You Will Learn

  • Healthy eating and nutrition
  • How to handle and operate kitchen equipment
  • Health and safety within a kitchen environment
  • Cookery processes
  • Dealing with customers
  • Team working
  • Barista skills
  • Units in the framework

Placement Information

There is no mandatory work placement on this course but you are encouraged to seek work within the industry to enhance your skills and confidence.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you must be able to work at SCQF Level 3, have an interest in working within the hospitality industry as well as being able to demonstrate good communication skills.

English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELT's 5.5
How the course is assessed

  • Port-folio work
  • Projects
  • Practical activities

Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
You will be required to attend an information session
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • January start NPA in Professional Cookery at SCQF Level 3

Career Opportunities

  • Kitchen assistant
  • Front of house within a coffee shop/cafe
  • Progression to G&G Level 1 Professional Cookery or an equivalent level course

Number Of Days Per Week
  • 4 days per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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