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First Steps in Hospitality

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Jan 2023

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Course overview

This is an exciting 18-week course, delivered in partnership with Edinburgh College & Compass Group.  You'll learn the skills of working in hospitality, with work placements in a hospitality environment.

This is an interactive course, specifically for those with an interest in working in a hospitality setting.

What you will learn

  • SQA Employability Award
  • Numeracy in a hospitality environment
  • Health and Safety
  • Create an event
  • Customer Service Skills

Placement information

  • There will be 2 x 1-week placements in a Compass group hospitality setting.

How the course is assessed

  • You'll be assessed on your work as you go, there are no exams

Number of days per week

  • 3

Entry requirements

  • You'll be invited to interview to discuss your application

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Successful graduates will be invited to interview with the Compass group when posts arise,
  • You can also consider progressing onto our Skills for Work award, or into a course within our Hospitality department.

Career options

  • There are lots of jobs in hospitality: catering, cookery, bakery, customer service, hotel work etc.  You'll learn transferable skills to enable you to apply for many roles.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 23/01/23 20 Weeks

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