SCQF Level 3
Professional Cookery, Hospitality, Retail and Events

Course Overview

If you're just leaving school and not sure what career path you want to follow yet then this course could be the one for you - it will give you the opportunity to try out and develop your cooking skills, your selling skills and the opportunity to plan and run your own event.

Throughout the course, you will get the opportunity to develop your employability skills along with team building and customer care skills.

There will be opportunities for you to meet and talk to employers to gain more insight into these professions and the chance to visit some of them on a site visit. 

We have great facilities to support the development of your skills including our fully fitted kitchen for you to cook in - our college shop Bizarre Bazar for you to try out and develop your selling skills and the Atrium for you to run your event.

What You Will Learn

  • Cooking 
  • How to plan and run an event
  • Social media for customer care
  • Retail practical skills
  • Marketing

Placement Information
  • There is no mandatory work placement but you are encouraged to seek a work placement or employment to help support the development of your skills
Entry Requirements
Although there are no formal entry requirements candidates must have the ability to study at SCQF Levels 3 to 4 
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELT's 5.5
How the course is assessed

  • Open/closed book
  • project work


Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
You will be invited to an information session with the opportunity to speak to a lecturer on a one-to-one basis 
Progression And Articulation Routes

Retail or Events - Introduction to the Retail, Events and Travel and Tourism Industries - SCQF level 4

Cookery/hospitality - Entry 3 An introduction to the Hospitality Industry - SCQF Level 3

Career Opportunities
  • Retail assistant
  • Kitchen porter/assistant
  • Customer care assistant
  • Plus various employment opportunities within the retail, events and hospitality sectors

Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
  • 3 days
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date(s)

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • 20/01/2020
End Date(s)

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • 12/06/2020
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