• Hospitality and Professional Cookery

    NC Hospitality with Events Management

  • SQCF Level

    Level 6

  • Attendance / Duration

    Full time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2023

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If you’ve got aspirations for a supervisory role in the hospitality or events industry, such as a restaurant, functions manager or events coordinator this is the course for you.

For entry to this course you’ll need:

  • A pass in Food and Beverage Service or Hospitality course
  • A real interest in working in the hospitality industry
  • Hospitality (Level 5), Food and Drink Service (Level 5), Professional Cookery (Level 5) or another relevant course
  • Core skills at Level 5

If you don’t have any formal qualifications, but have appropriate industry experience, knowledge and skills, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please call us for a chat.

What's Involved

This course is all about developing your customer service skills to an advanced level so you can give people a first class experience in your hotel or restaurant. The focus is on your customers’ needs - how to anticipate them, focus on them and successfully meet them.

You’ll spend one day a week serving customers in Westerly, our live training restaurant.

You’ll gain in depth product knowledge for both food and wine, so you can advise your customers on their choices, and will learn how to cost out recipes and events.

You’ll will also being involved with local and national events with industry visits while undertaking a unit to undertake you very own event in semester 2.

You’ll also build transferable Essential Skills in meaningful contexts to help you become more effective in life, learning, and work. This could be communication, numeracy, ICT, working with others, and problem solving.

And like all our hospitality courses, you’ll have the chance to:

  • Participate in real functions such as business events or bespoke dinners.
  • Go on visits to restaurants, pubs, clubs or even hotels such as Trump Turnberry or Lochgreen House in Troon.
  • 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 a national competition.
  • Student Team Challenge.

Interested? Come in for an informal chat to find out more. Email Richard Canale at richard.canale@ayrshire.ac.uk

Go Anywhere

When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:

  • Moving on to a relevant HNC Events or hospitality course
  • Seeking to start your career in a supervisory role in the hospitality or events industry

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2023

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