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Professional Cookery HND

(SCQF level 8)

Food, Events, Hospitality & Tourism, Faculty of Leisure and Lifestyle

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Mode of Study


Start Date

27th Aug 2018, 2 years

27th Aug 2018, 2 years


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


Professional cookery has never been as popular as it is today. This course is an excellent opportunity for you to study and train for a career in catering with excellent career opportunities and progression routes.

In the first year, you'll develop your culinary skills to an advanced level and learn the knowledge you’ll need for a supervisory role in the Catering Industry. In the second year you'll combine culinary expertise and managerial skills. The course contains practical and theory units, which are assessed throughout (please see further information in the 'what you study' section below).

Experience in the Hospitality Industry is an integral part of the course, and you’ll work towards the Industrial Experience unit.

On successful completion of tihs course, you'll be awarded with a HND in Professional Cookery.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Professional Cookery Year 2 / NC Professional Cookery (Level 6); OR 
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

You’ll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you’ll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you’re interested in this subject area.

What you study

You'll study:

  • Food Classification and Purchase.
  • Hospitality Supervision.
  • Food Hygiene.
  • Hospitality Financial Control Systems.
  • Hospitality Financial Accounting.

After the course


On completing your HND, you might progress to a career in catering, restaurants, and hospitality at a supervisory, or junior management level.

Continuing study

Successful students can progress on to:

After completing this course you can apply for third year entry to the BA Hospitality Management offered at the college in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    27th Aug 2018, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome