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Professional Cookery, Hospitality, Retail and Events

Professional Cookery SVQ at SCQF Level 6 (Kitchen and Larder)

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time
Part time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

Cost £894 - £1008
(see funding options)

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Campus Granton Campus Study mode Part time Start date 29/08/22 Duration 41 Weeks Cost £894

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Course overview

Hospitality is a thriving and growing industry with job opportunities continuing to increase. This is a full-time course and is also offered on a day-release basis (a system of allowing employees days off work to go on educational courses) day-release is aimed at candidates who are already working in a professional kitchen environment.

Within both courses you will prepare food in our industry-standard kitchens and have access to top-of-the-range cooking equipment. You will gain skills in complex meat, poultry and fish preparation and provide menus for our training restaurants.  This course will give you the hands-on experience and skillset you need to advance within this fast-paced and exciting industry or to progress onto further study.. 

What you will learn

  • Larder Section: Advanced butchery skills in meat, poultry and fish preparation
  • Hot Kitchen Training: Cooking and finishing complex dishes with fish, meat and poultry
  • Food safety
  • How to maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment
  • Team working 

Placement information

  • Although there is no mandatory placement requirement for this course you are recommended to seek work experience or already be employed within the catering and hospitality industry to support your studies. Your course tutor can assist you in finding suitable work experience.

How the course is assessed

  • The course is assessed on an on-going basis through the following methods; open book, closed book, port folios, projects, practical observations. 

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week

Entry requirements

  • Professional Cookery City and Guilds Level 2 or equivalent craft qualifications
  • You will also be considered if you have relevant industry experience  


Day release candidates must be employed within a professional kitchen 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • You will be invited into College for an information session and skills test with a mystery basket of ingredients

  • You will have the opportunity to speak to one of the lecturing staff on a one-to-one basis 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HND Hospitality Management

Career options

  • Assistant Chef and chef de partie in hotels, restaurants, industrial catering and public houses

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration Cost
Granton Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks £1008
Granton Campus Part time 29/08/22 41 Weeks £894

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