• Hospitality and Professional Cookery

    Food and Beverage Service

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


This course gives you the skills you need to provide great customer care when you’re serving food and drink. You’ll gain hands-on experience at our renowned Salt & Barrel Restaurant in the Kilmarnock Campus and explore a multitude of opportunities in this vibrant industry.

Entry requirements

For this course you’ll need:

  • Introduction to Professional Cookery and Hospitality at SCQF Level 4 or relevant NC course at SCQF Level 4 or equivalent
  • four National 4 qualifications or four relevant Standard Grades at general level
  • core skills in communication and numeracy at Level 4 or above
  • a real interest in working in the hospitality industry
  • an interview with us

If you don’t have formal qualifications, but have appropriate experience or training, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please do apply.

Course content

This course includes:

  • customer skills: serve customers in a live restaurant setting, enhancing your practical skills
  • product knowledge: develop expertise in food and beverage products, allowing you to advise customers effectively
  • food safety: learn about food safety and hygiene, essential for roles in hospitality
  • functions: participate in real functions and events
  • industry insights: visit various hospitality establishments and take part in masterclasses by industry professionals
  • top tips: hear how to get ahead in hospitality from leading employers, successful venue owners and industry suppliers

You’ll also develop essential, transferable skills such as communication, numeracy, teamwork and problem solving.

Next steps and career opportunities

On completion of this course you may:

  • progress to a relevant hospitality or tourism course at Level 6
  • start your career journey in the vibrant hospitality sector, whether it's in a hotel, restaurant, or bar

Why choose this course?

This course will equip you with the right tools and knowledge to excel in the competitive job market. You’ll develop impeccable customer service skills and the real-life experience you’ll gain from a live restaurant environment will properly prepare you to move into industry. Additional transferable skills such as effective communication and problem-solving are great for personal growth and can be applied to all aspects of life, education and work.

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2024

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2024

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