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Professional Cookery (Year 2 Direct Entry) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Food, Events, Hospitality & Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure

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Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 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 this course, you'll be awarded an 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

  • HNC Professional Cookery OR
  • First year of HND in Professional Cookery.

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.

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 will study;

  • Human Resources in Hospitality.
  • Kitchen Planning and Design.
  • Gastronomy.
  • Management pf Food and Beverage Operations.
  • Work Placement.
  • Graded Unit 2.

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

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:
    31st Aug 2020, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome