Course Outline:

Chefs are in high demand with an estimated 11,000 vacancies predicted in the UK over the next year. This course introduces you to professional cookery and progression to a higher-level course or entry-level role in the industry. You’ll learn about working as a chef in an entry-level position through a mix of theory and practice.

This course will start in November 2022.

Education Progression:

NC Professional Cookery at SCQF level 6

Entry Requirements:

One or more of the following:

  • NPA Professional Cookery at SCQF level 5
  • Relevant SVQ at SCQF level 4
  • Skills for Work Hospitality
  • Equivalent recognised qualification
  • Relevant work experience

Course Type and Length Options

Mode Length
Full-time 1 year

Career Progression:

This course leads to employment in the hospitality and catering industry as a trainee commis (junior) chef.

Who is the Course For?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to develop their career in the cooking industry. It will suit school leavers or those looking to change career or take their first steps into the industry

What Will I Study?

You’ll learn practical food preparation, cooking and presentation skills, and about professional kitchens, food safety legislation, terminology, products, trends, provenance, sustainability cost and control, and employability. You’ll learn through groupwork, lectures, industry visits and guest speakers.

How Will I Be Assessed

Ongoing assessments.

Why Should I Choose This Course?

You’ll be taught by some of the best chef-lecturers around. We work closely with top establishments to ensure you learn the trends and the techniques that employers are looking for. You’ll gain extensive experience in our partner restaurants and venues. From this course, you can progress to a higher-level course or into work as a chef. Previous students have gone on to work as chefs at The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh, Trump Turnberry and The Gleneagles Hotel.

What are The Interview Arrangements?

One-to-one or group interview with lecturing staff.