• August
  • Full-Time
  • 1 year
  • Professional Cookery
  • SCQF Level 6


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Intro to the course:

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to develop their career in the hospitality and catering industry. Chefs are in high demand with an estimated 11,000 chef vacancies predicted over the next year across the UK. You will learn the basics for working as a junior chef through a mix of theory and practice.

In particular it will suit those who are looking to progress or change career into the hospitality industry.

We would welcome applicants whose first language is not English.

SCQF Level 6

Study mode

Start date

Who is the course for?

The hospitality industry is wide and varied with many exciting roles to explore. The industry requires a number of new recruits each year, therefore it has never been more important to support the pipeline of talent into this sector each year. The sector covers a range of businesses from restaurants, hotels, cafes, conferences and event settings.

As part of your course, you will be able to develop key practical skills in our industry standard training facilities.

What will I study?

  • professional cookery
  • kitchen operations
  • food hygiene for the hospitality industry
  • hospitality costings
  • presentation skills -cooking
  • core skills

This will be supported through group work, lectures, industry visits and guest speakers.

Next step course options

Direct entry to HNC Professional Cookery 

How will I be assessed?

Ongoing practical and written assessments.

Why should I choose this course?

You'll be taught by award winning chef lecturers who work closely with top establishments to ensure you learn the trends and the techniques that employers are looking for. You'll gain extensive experience in our restaurant and bistro. From this course, you can progress to a higher-level course.

Previous students have gone on to work as chefs in top establishments such as The Balmoral and Gleneagles Hotels.

Where can this course lead?

This course leads to employment within a professional kitchen at supervisory level.

What are the entry requirements?

One or more of the following: 

  • two National 5 qualifications
  • NC Professional Cookery at SCQF level 5  
  • equivalent recognised qualification 
  • we welcome applications from mature students, particularly those who lack formal qualifications but have experience in the industry
  • if English is not your first language, an interview to support your application may be beneficial

What are the interview arrangements?

Offers made will be based on your application.  Those who do not meet the minimum entry requirements will be invited for an individual interview. 

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for full time:

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds.

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Other information:

For more information on this course and to speak to a member of our team email admissions@slc.ac.uk

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Study mode Full-Time Start date 26/08/2024 Duration 1 year
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