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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

28th Aug 2023, 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 toward 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

    • 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 or we'll 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 will study;

    • Human Resources in Hospitality.
    • Kitchen Planning and Design.
    • Gastronomy.
    • Management of 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.


    • Mode of Study:
    • Start Date:
      28th Aug 2023, 2 years
    • Location:
      City Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome