• Hospitality and Professional Cookery

    NPA Professional Cookery (Level 4)

  • Local Authority Area

    East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire

  • Location/Day/Time

    Kilmarnock Campus

    Tuesday 2.00-5.00 and Thursday 1 hr remote

    Ayr Campus

    Monday and Wednesday 2.00-4.00


  • Start Date

    Aug 2023

Who is the course for?

If you are interested in cookery (or think you might be) and want to learn from the professionals, then this is the course for you. 

What is the course about?

This course will help you develop skills in cookery and teach you about working in a professional kitchen. 

You’ll increase your knowledge of food products; you will learn a variety of food preparation techniques and cookery processes ranging from home baking to preparing healthy dishes. This course also includes cake decoration where you will learn, for example, coating, piping, and modelling. 

You are required to wear appropriate clothing to meet current food safety laws 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 

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entrance requirements, but to get the best out of this course you should enjoy working in a practical environment, have a real interest in the hospitality industry and not be afraid to stand for periods of time! You should also enjoy the challenge of getting to know new people. You also need to wear a protective uniform in the kitchen and bring something to take the food you make home. 

You should also enjoy the challenge of getting to know new people. You need to be committed to attending all the classes. 

How will I be assessed?

Most of the assessment will be practical, and some will take place in the classroom. 

What should I expect?

You will be in the kitchen for most of your course, there is some theory involved which needs to be completed alongside your practical work. You will make a variety of dishes including Lasagne, Chilli Con Carne, Burgers, Biscuits and Cakes 

Next Steps

On successful completion of this course you will have the opportunity to apply for: Introduction to Professional Cookery and Hospitality Level 4. 

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2023

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2023

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