• Hospitality and Professional Cookery

    Introduction to Professional Cookery with Hospitality

  • SCQF Level

    Level 4

  • Attendance/Duration

    Ayr: Short full-time, two x 18 weeks

    Kilmarnock: Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024

Important information

The Kilmarnock course runs for one year. The Ayr course is in two parts, each part runs for 18 weeks.

On completion of part one, Ayr learners will be given the option to move directly to part two of the course. This will run from January 2025 to June 2025 and will allow learners to increase their understanding of the area through further skills and knowledge development. 

Places on part two will be dependant on attendance, engagement and achievement of part one units.


By completing this course, you’ll achieve a recognised professional cookery qualification, complemented by front of house units. You’ll learn by doing and will be able to apply the practical skills you gain to real world scenarios, opening doors to a variety of roles in the hospitality sector.

Entry requirements

For this course you’ll need:

  • National 3 qualifications in Maths and English or to have completed a relevant SCQF 3 course, or equivalent.

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

  • hands on learning: develop cooking techniques and gain front of house skills in our training kitchens and restaurants
  • cooking: create delicious dishes ranging from homemade burgers to apple crumbles, and even master the art of baking bread  
  • service skills: develop customer care and other service skills, including coffee making, in our training restaurant

Next steps and career opportunities

On completion of this course you may:

  • progress to Food and Beverage Service, Professional Cookery (Level 5) or NC Bakery

Why choose this course?

You’ll develop practical cooking skills and gain invaluable customer care and front of house experience. Being taught by professional lecturers in our state of the art facilities will ensure you're trained to industry standard and make you a stand out candidate in today's competitive job market.

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2024

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2024

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