SCQF Level 4
Professional Cookery, Hospitality, Retail and Events

Course Overview

The food and drinks industries are currently thriving with job opportunities continuing to increase. This certificate is designed for those working as or looking to work as, a chef in this dynamic sector. This course would suit both school learners and adults returning to education who are seeking a career in catering and hospitality. You will be introduced to a variety of areas and simulate real-working and professional environments in Edinburgh College’s own restaurant and kitchen. Discover and develop skills essential to the industry in communication and teamwork as you take a step closer towards your future career. 

What You Will Learn

  • Advanced Cookery Skills 
  • Roasting and Frying 
  • Stewing and Braising 
  • Healthier Foods and Special Diets 
  • Food Safety  
  • Menu Design 
  • Legislation in Food and Beverage Service? 
  • Dealing with Payments and Bookings 

Placement Information

  • Although there is not a mandatory work placement required for this course you are recommended to seek work experience within the catering and hospitality industry to support your studies. Your course tutor can assist you in finding suitable work experience

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum of two Core Skills passes at SCQF Level 3  
  • Consideration will also be given to those who have relevant work experience or have completed a related course at an introductory level 
  • This course is not suitable for under 16-year-olds 

English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed through written tests, multiple-choice questions, practical tests and case studies. Practical tests involve two 3-hour practical exams. 

Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • You will be invited to attend an interview to assess if this is the correct course for you 

Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Level 2 Professional Cookery
Career Opportunities
  • Commis Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Kitchen Assistant
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 4 days per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
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