HNC (SCQF Level 7)


  • Professional Cookery, Hospitality & Events Management

Why take this course?

Scotland is a globally recognised tourist destination and, at the heart of the Scottish and regional economy, is the Hospitality Industry. Hotels, bars and restaurants offer tourists and locals alike the opportunity to appreciate our outstanding regional food produce and experience a great night out.

The hospitality industry recruits a vast number of skilled and unskilled workers each year and the workforce continues to be heavily reliant upon young people aged 16–19 years but it has never been more important to support the pipeline of talent coming into the sector. The hospitality industry is looking for a new generation of  dynamic people with leadership and management skills.

This course is designed to enable you obtain the key competences required for entry into operational, supervisory and management positions in a wide range of hospitality businesses.

The hospitality industry is truly international. It is an important and growing sector in Scotland and the UK and career opportunities are wide and varied both at home and abroad. This course has a heavy emphasis on practical skills and developing the personal and interpersonal skills crucial in the customer-focused world of hospitality.

Assessments during the course are varied with a range of project work, investigative activity and practical activity involved.

HNC Hospitality Operations with Events will allow you to:
• gain leadership skills and a customer focused attitude through an understanding of the role of a team leader/supervisor.
• gain an understanding of the structure and organisation of the industry and the influence it has on the economy.
• develop knowledge and skills in main operational areas, such as, food and beverage service styles and techniques, food hygiene and control systems.
• progress to further studies or prepare for employment in the hospitality industry.

This course is suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

  • school leavers
  • adult returners to education
  • individuals in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • people who wish to start their own business

HNC Hospitality Operations with Events will give you the competitive edge to gain employment in this exciting industry and may also allow progression to university for those who wish to take their studies further.

What you will experience

Units covered during the course include:

  • Hospitality Industry
  • Hospitality Supervision
  • Creating a Culture of Customer Care
  • Hospitality: Financial and Control Systems
  • Food Hygiene
  • Licensed Premises Operations
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Applying Marketing Principles in Travel & Tourism
  • Managing an Event
  • Work placement

You will have access to our fantastic training restaurant Gate 63 during the course.