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Professional Cookery HND

(SCQF level 8)

Food, Events, Hospitality & Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure

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Mode of Study


Start Date

30th Aug 2021, 2 years


City Campus

  • Applications from International Students Welcome
  • Overview

    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 this course, you'll be awarded an HND in Professional Cookery.

    This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    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 can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.  Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting, telephone conference call or make an offer based on your application form.

    ESOL entry requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

    What you study

    You'll study:

    • Hospitality: Financial Control Systems.
    • Food Hygiene Intermediate.
    • Hospitality Supervision.
    • Professional Cookery: Practical.
    • Professional Cookery: Knowledge.
    • Professional Cookery: Graded Unit 1.

    After the course


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

    Continuing Study

    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:
      30th Aug 2021, 2 years
    • Location:
      City Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome