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General Catering - January Start NQ

(SCQF level 5)

Food, Events, Hospitality & Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure

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Mode of Study

Full-time

Start Date

10th Jan 2022, 1 year

Location

City Campus

Overview

This course will help you develop the basic skills required in becoming a professional chef. You will be learning practical skills while working in our fully equipped commercial kitchens and City Bistro (counter service food outlet). During the Covid pandemic, we have made some changes to the course delivery to adopt and support government guidelines to keep everyone safe - these are continually reviewed and updated. Currently, theory classes are being delivered online via Zoom, and practical sessions are on campus.

The course follows a selection of SQA units, these are delivered over 3 twelve week blocks and includes continual assessment.

This course runs for 6 months from January - June.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Three National 4 qualifications including English and Mathematics; 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:

  • Professional Cookery: Practical.
  • Professional Cookery: Knowledge.
  • Professional Cookery: Kitchen Operations.
  • Food Hygiene for the Hospitality Industry.
  • Stock, sauces and soups.
  • Health and Safety in Hospitality.
  • Pastry.
  • Mode of Study:
    Full-time
  • Start Date:
    10th Jan 2022
    End Date:
    17th Jun 2022
  • Location:
    City Campus