• August
  • Full-Time
  • 1 year
  • Hospitality
  • SCQF Level 5


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Intro to the course:

Further your skills on this course that’s packed with skills, practical activity and the chance to work in a realistic working environment. You may have studied Home Economics at school and want to further your knowledge, this course will allow you to do that whilst building confidence and skills. Professional lecturers will provide you with solid foundations on which to build your cooking career! 

SCQF Level 5

Study mode

Start date

Who is the course for?

Commis Chef 

Junior Chef de Partie 

What will I study?

Our NPA 5 Professional Cookery course also allows the opportunity to gain a full NC 5 in Professional Cookery (this will be discussed with you and will be offered on the basis of progress and attendance). Mandatory units include: 

Professional Cookery: Practical 

Food Hygiene for the Hospitality Industry 


Our NC 5 includes: 

Professional Cookery: Knowledge 

Health and Safety in Hospitality 

Professional Cookery: Kitchen Operations 

Next step course options

You can progress to: 

NC 6 Professional Cookery 

NC 5 Bakery 

NC 6 Hospitality Operations  

How will I be assessed?

Practical lessons are constantly assessed; theoretical subjects like Food Hygiene are taught in classrooms and are assessed under assessment conditions. Our team are highly qualified, and experienced. We are here to help you succeed and will ensure you are supported where needed.  


On successful competition you will achieve a NPA level 5 Professional Cookery, with the possibility of NC 5 Professional Cookery

Why should I choose this course?

Set yourself apart in the industry by showing your passion for learning and developing your skills. Study with professional guidance from experienced lecturers; build your confidence, skills and knowledge in industry standard environments. 

Where can this course lead?

Commis Chef 

Junior Chef de Partie

What are the entry requirements?

Level 4 Professional Cookery 

Nat 5 Home Economics. 

Level 4 Numeracy 

Level 4 Literacy 

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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