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Professional Cookery, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism

Professional Cookery NPA (SCP)

Campus Granton Campus
Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 3

Study mode Part time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

Choose your study options

Campus Granton Campus Study mode Part time Start date 20/08/24 Duration 41 Weeks
Campus Milton Road Campus Study mode Part time Start date 20/08/24 Duration 41 Weeks

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Course overview

This course is for senior-phase pupils (S4-S6) who are still at school.


This course is ideal if you are looking to get into cooking but don’t know yet if it’s the career path that you want to follow – it will enable you to understand the basic skills in food preparation and food production and will introduce you to a variety of skills and techniques needed to work in a professional kitchen such as:

  • knife skills
  • cooking skills
  • kitchen skills
  • food hygiene
  • team working


This course will prepare you for entry into the catering, hospitality or bakery industries or further training at College.

What you will learn

  • Food Hygiene for the Hospitality Industry
  • Food Preparation Techniques: An Introduction
  • Cookery Processes an Introduction
  • Hospitality: Organisation of Practical Skills
  • Craft Baking: An Introduction
  • Understanding and Using Ingredients

How the course is assessed

  • A mixture of practical units is supported by underpinning knowledge conveyed through practical application in part and through written assessment time plans and evaluations.

Number of days per week

  • 2 afternoons per week: Tuesday & Thursday 1:30 pm - 4.00 pm

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this course but applicants should show a keen interest in food and cooking.

Applicants will be required to attend course induction sessions. You will be notified in advance of the details.

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        English Proficiency Requirements

        IELTS 5.5

        Progression and Articulation Routes

        • City & Guilds Introduction to Culinary Skills
        • This course will prepare learners for entry into the catering, hospitality or bakery industries or further training at College

         

          Career options

          • Employment in the Hospitality Industry as a Kitchen Assistant or Trainee Chef

          Study Options

          Campus Study mode Start date Duration
          Granton Campus Part time 20/08/24 41 Weeks
          Milton Road Campus Part time 20/08/24 41 Weeks

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