SCQF Level 5


  • Professional Cookery, Hospitality & Events Management

Why take this course?

  • Achieve a qualification in a shorter space of time.  
  • High level of support and guidance throughout the course. 
  • Opportunities to meet with related employers. 
  • Benefit from career planning support from Skills Development Scotland. 
  • Gain transferrable/meta skills related to the hospitality industry. 
  • Learn in state-of-the art facilities.


This Foundation Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 5 has been devised around the existing Skills for Work Hospitality programme so as well as building essential skills within the hospitality sector you will also have opportunties to work alongside our industry partners.

Developing both practical and theoretical knowledge and skills whilst working in a kitchen and front-of-house which will enable you to assist in the planning, preparation and delivery of events.

You will research and learn about the various types of establishments and employment opportunities available within the 4th largest employment sector in the UK. This course will provide you with skills and knowledge required to work in the kitchen and in front of house operations within catering/hospitality establishments. You will get an introduction to customer service, food hygiene and health and safety so you can apply these in your practical activities.

What you will experience

The course is made up of the following units:

  • Working in the Hospitality Industry,
  • Working in the Professional Kitchen,
  • Working Front of House and Introduction to Events

The course is very hands on, with a lot of time spent in the training kitchen and some time spent serving food and dealing with customers.