SCQF Level 5
Professional Cookery, Hospitality, Retail and Events

Course Overview

Interested in a career in one of Scotland’s exciting, challenging and dynamic industries. Do you thrive working in a team environment, enjoy meeting new people and have an interest in food and drink – then a career in Hospitality is deifinatly for you.

Apply for a course in Hospitality and learn the skills and knowledge that will help you to gain employment in hotels, bars and restaurants as well as many other areas. Progression on completing this course will be Hospitality NPA Level 6. 


What You Will Learn
  • Working in the Hospitality Industry
  • Food Hygiene for the Hospitality Industry
  • Developing Customer Care in Hospitality
  • Hospitality Costing
  • Hospitality Reception Skills
  • Food and Beverage Operations
  • Work experience


Placement Information

There are 30 hours of work experience attached to this course - some of these hours will be completed in the college restaurant eh15 and the remainder will be completed on a external work placement - your course tutor will support and advise you finding a suitable placement. 



Entry Requirements
  • 4 grade C passes (or above) at National 4 level including English Or equivalent
  • Adult returners with relevant employment/life experience/skills will be considered for entry to this course
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • Open book
  • Closed book
  • Port folios
  • Projects
  • Practical observations


Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements

You will be invited in for an information session where you will have the opportunity to speak to one of the lecturing team on a one-to-one basis 

Progression And Articulation Routes

On successful completion of the NPA Level 5 candidates will have the opportunity to progress onto the Level 6 course.

Career Opportunities
  • Front Office Reception
  • Banqueting, 
  • Waiting staff
  • Bar staff 
  • Various other sectors of the industry
Number Of Days Per Week
  • Maximum of 4 days per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 30/08/2021
End Date

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 21/01/2022
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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