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Hotel, Restaurant and Bar Operations - January Start NQ

(SCQF level 5)

Food, Events, Hospitality & Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure

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Mode of Study


Start Date

17th Jan 2022, 1 year


City Campus



This course will provide you with a broad education for a career in hospitality, equipping you with both knowledge of the industry itself and practical skills for working in it.

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

  • One National 5 qualification at Grade C or above AND 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:

  • Front Office Skills.
  • Accommodation.
  • Alcoholic Beverages.
  • Food and Beverage Service.
  • Hospitality Events.
  • Customer Care.
  • Food Hygiene.
  • Working Safely.
  • Hospitality IT Administration.
  • Accommodation Servicing.
  • Hospitality Costing.
  • Numeracy.
  • Integrated Project.

After the course


You can start a career at operations level in the hospitality industry - food service, accommodation services, front office/porterage services.  Once the qualification and experience is achieved job opportunities may be offered within hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclub, cruise ships, corporate hospitality, student/hostel accommodation and other hospitality providers.


How the course is taught

The course is delivered using a variety of teaching and learning techniques.  Some of the classes are lecturer led with class-based activities where you'll take part in both individual and team exercises involving research, discussion, comment, group decision making, planning and evaluating.  Other classes are more practical where learners work mainly in groups to provide food and beverage service within our industry standard restaurant facilities - Scholars and City Bistro to develop key food and drink service knowledge and skills.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    17th Jan 2022
    End Date:
    17th Jun 2022
  • Location:
    City Campus