SCQF Level 5
Building the essential skills required to work in the hospitality and catering industry.
Why take this course?
This course will strengthen your existing skills in food preparation and cooking, allowing you to build the techniques and approaches required for working in this fast-paced and exciting industry.
You will build on your practical experience through extensive use of our training facilities and gain a deeper understanding of both front of house and kitchen operations, ensuring you are well-prepared for progression towards further study or employment.
What you will experience
You will learn how to prepare and cook a wide range of advanced dishes, working with vegetables, fruit, bread, fish, meat and poultry. You will also cover important aspects of working in the industry such as health, hygiene and safety.
Applicants should have two passes at National 5, Intermediate 2 or Standard Grade Credit level. Alternatively applicants should have successfully completed the SVQ Food Preparation & Cooking (Level 1) course. Applications are also welcome if you have other relevant qualifications or work experience.
Please note that you will be invited to an information session.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.
What you need to know
At North East Scotland College
Upon successful completion, you can progress to the following course at North East Scotland College:
Employment opportunities are widespread in the hospitality and catering industries with roles available in fine dining, hotels, restaurants, commercial catering and tourism.
- Assistant Chef
- Catering Assistant
- Commis Chef
- Junior Chef
The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.
For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.
You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.
You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.
All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:
The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:
Telephone: 01224 612330
If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.