• Hospitality and Professional Cookery

    Professional Cookery (Level 5)

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2023

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If you are looking to start your career as a commis chef, cook or trainee chef, then this is the course for you. It also provides the necessary skills and knowledge to advance to Professional Cookery at SCQF Level 6

For entry you’ll need:

  • A professional cookery qualification at SCQF Level 4
  • Core Skills at Level 4 or 4 national 4 qualifications including Maths and English
  • If you don’t have any formal qualifications, but have experience in this area, you may still be considered for the course

What's Involved

The professional cookery skills you already have will be developed further throughout this hands-on course. You will learn all aspects of working in a professional kitchen. You will prepare, cook and present a wide variety of dishes to a high standard for serving in our live training restaurants. You will also be taught the theory behind the cooking.

Units include:

  • Soups and Hot Sauces
  • Poultry, Meat and Fish
  • Hot and Cold Desserts
  • Food Hygiene and Safety

Go Anywhere

When you successfully complete this course, you can progress to:

  • SVQ in Professional Cookery at SCQF Level 6


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Start Date

Aug 2023

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2023

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