Hospitality and Professional Cookery
Full-time, one year
If you’ve got a real passion for food and drink, are dedicated to customer service and want to manage a hospitality business, you could find yourself very much in demand in the hospitality industry – and this course will help get you there.
For entry to this course, you’ll need to have:
- A real interest in working in the hospitality industry
- At least 1 relevant Higher at grade C or above OR a pass in a relevant course at SCQF Level 6
- An interview with us
If you don’t have any formal qualifications, but have life experience and are really keen, we’ll also consider you for a place, so please call us for a chat.
It’s also really valuable if you can gain experience of working in the industry while you’re on this course.
This course will give you a wide variety of skills to help you start your career in this exciting industry, including:
- Cooking - although you’re not training to be a chef, it’s important you understand the workings of a commercial kitchen, so you’ll do a bit of hands on cookery.
- Service - you’ll learn about food and beverage service, so you can understand how a restaurant runs smoothly.
- Product knowledge - you’ll gain in depth knowledge about food and drink products including beer, wine, whisky and spirits, which you can share with your customers.
- Accommodation - you’ll learn about the rooming side of the industry, including styles and standards.
- Human Resource Management - you’ll gain skills for recruiting and managing staff, and look at Continuous Professional Development.
- Supervision - you’ll supervise a task, team or event, and take part in a training exercise to train other people.
- Industry knowledge - you’ll find out about the industry as a whole and what you need to know to work successfully in it.
- Finance and management - you’ll learn about costings and financial control, which will also help you plan for function and events.
You’ll also have the chance to:
- Participate in real functions such as business events or bespoke dinners.
- Visit distilleries or hotels such as Trump Turnberry, Lochgreen House or the Hilton Glasgow.
- Join in Masterclasses from local industry professionals.
- Hear top tips on how to get ahead in hospitality from leading employers, successful venue owners and industry suppliers.
- Take part in competitions such as inter-campus competitions or the national Student Team Challenge.
Interested? Come in for an informal chat to find out more. Email Richard Canale at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you successfully complete this course, here are some of the courses you can move on to:
HND Hospitality Management
It may also be possible to progress to year 2 of hospitality or business degree programmes at a number of institutions such as University of West of Scotland
Possible careers you can explore:
- Assistant or Trainee Manager in hotel, restaurant, pub, or club
- Assistant or Trainee Manager in any food and beverage service, or accommodation provider environment
- Business owner