• January
  • Full-Time
  • 12 weeks or more
  • Professional Cookery
  • SCQF Level 5


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Intro to the course:

This course will give you the skills you need for a career in professional cookery. This includes organisational skills, food preparation and cookery, preparing pastry and sweets, working safely and food hygiene. You will also develop your core skills for working in fast-paced restaurants and kitchens through work experience in both our training restaurant and bistro.

SCQF Level 5

Study mode

Start date

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for a wide range of learners including:

  • school leavers
  • students progressing to the next level
  • adult returners to education
  • individuals in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • people who wish to take their first steps into the industry

What will I study?

The course covers:

  • professional cookery at level 5
  • pastry options
  • preparing, cooking and serving food
  • menu planning
  • food hygiene
  • core skills

Next step course options

  • NC Professional Cookery SCQF 6
  • NC Hospitality Operations SCQF 6

How will I be assessed?

On going practical and written assessment.

Why should I choose this course?

This course allows you to progress at the next level in professional cookery within the hospitality industry.

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.

Where can this course lead?

Employment opportunities in the hospitality and catering industry. 

What are the entry requirements?

One or more of the following: 

  • two National 4 qualifications
  • NPA Professional Cookery at SCQF 4
  • Skills for Work - Hospitality 
  • equivalent recognised qualification 
  • for adult returners, suitable work experience is acceptable 
  • 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 short 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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