• Hospitality and Tourism

    NC Professional Cookery (Level 5)

  • Eligible Schools:

    East Ayrshire Schools

    This is a course for school pupils

  • Location/Day/Time

    Kilmarnock Campus

    Tuesday and Thursday 2pm - 5pm

    Duration: 2 years

Who is the Course for

This programme of units will give you a good grounding in professional cookery skills. You will be working in our industrial kitchens and will learn the techniques used in all professional kitchens. This will start with knife skills and techniques, cookery processes and how to manage them, and how to work within the current food safety legislation. You will produce a wide variety of dishes and will have the opportunity to showcase your talents at live events throughout the year.

What is the Course About

You will attend on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 2 – 4 pm where you will be working in either a professional kitchen using industry standard equipment, a restaurant or in a classroom (if required). You are required to wear appropriate clothing to meet current food safety law when in the kitchen. You will need to bring this with you for every class or you will not be allowed to participate in the class. These will be provided to you but you will need to wash these ready for the next class. The College will supply all of the required equipment for the programme.

What do you Need

There are no formal entrance requirements but to get the best out of this course you should have literacy and numeracy skills at least at level 4, enjoy working in a practical environment and have a real interest in the Hospitality industry.

You should also enjoy the challenge of getting to know new people.

You need to be committed to attending all of the classes because there will be a lot of time spent developing and consolidating the skills required.

How will I be Assessed

Assessment is a combination of practical and theory.

Next Steps

Successful completion of this course will prepare you for progression to a full time course or for beginning a career in the Hospitality industry.

What do current students say

““I really loved the course, and it was brilliant being in a real professional kitchen – it helped me to decide this is what I want to do when I leave school.””.

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Start Date

11 Jun 2018




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