SCQF Level 5
Professional Cookery, Hospitality, Retail and Events

Course Overview

Hospitality is a thriving and growing industry with job opportunities continuing to increase. This is a day-release course (a system of allowing employees days off work to go on educational courses) aimed at candidates who are already working in a professional kitchen environment. You will prepare food in our industry-standard kitchens and have access to top-of-the-range cooking equipment. Build your employability and teamwork skills as you explore professional cookery subjects in pastries, hot sauces and teamwork. These subjects will allow you to progress in your career and enhance your working abilities in this fast-paced and exciting industry.  

What You Will Learn
Learn to prepare, cook and finish:
  • Cold and Hot Desserts
  • Pastry Products
  • Basic Soups
  • Hot Sauces
  • To work effectively as part of a hospitality team
  • Complete kitchen documentation
Entry Requirements
  • You must be working in a commercial kitchen to be eligible for this course 

English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed

  • The course is assessed on an on-going basis through the following methods; open book, closed book, port folios, projects, practical observations. 

Progression And Articulation Routes
  • SVQ in Professional Cookery at SCQF Level 6 on a day release basis 

Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
  • This course will allow progression in your career and can lead to a promotion at work 

Number Of Days Per Week
  • 1 day per week over two years (we can be flexible with the day you attend but most candidates attend on a Wednesday) 

Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £859 Granton part-time (year 2)
Fee: £884 Granton part-time (year 1)
Start Date and Time

Part Time

This course will start on…
  • Monday 31/08/2020
  • Monday 31/08/2020
End Date

Part Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 18/06/2021
  • Friday 18/06/2021
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