• Hospitality and Professional Cookery

    Professional Cookery (Level 5)

  • SCQF Level

    SCQF Level 5

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


If you're dreaming of a career as a Commis Chef, Cook or Trainee Chef, our Professional Cookery course is recipe for success. You’ll develop your cookery skills and learn about all aspects of working in a professional kitchen. It’s very hand on – preparing, cooking and presenting dishes to a high standard to be served in our live training restaurants.

Entry requirements

For this course you'll need:

  • professional cookery qualification at SCQF Level 4
  • core Skills at Level 4 or four national qualifications at Level 4 including Maths and English

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:

  • soups and sauces: experiment with flavours as you create delicious soups and sauces
  • poultry, meat, and fish: from selecting the finest cuts to perfecting cooking techniques, become an expert in handling poultry, meat and fish
  • hot and cold desserts: delight the senses with your sweet creations, learning the secrets behind hot and cold desserts
  • food hygiene and safety: learn how to maintain the highest standards of food hygiene and safety in a professional kitchen – crucial with the catering and hospitality industry

Next steps and career opportunities

On completion of this course you may

  • progress to Advanced Professional Cookery
  • step into a job armed with the skills employers are seeking

Why choose this course?

This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the art and science of professional cookery. You’ll create a wide variety of dishes, experimenting with techniques, flavours and presentation, while also learning the theory behind the cooking. Your skills, speed and confidence will improve, opening

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2024

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2024

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