- Three passes at National 4, Standard Grade General, Intermediate 1 or equivalent
- Applications are also welcome from those with relevant qualifications or work experience.
Introduction (SCQF Level 4)
This course is designed by City & Guilds to enable anyone who aspires to work in the hospitality industry with the opportunity to develop the practical skills, knowledge and understanding required for pursuing further study or employment. You will be introduced to a broad spectrum of areas relating to working in a professional environment, and develop essential transferable skills in communication and teamwork.
Everything you need to know before applying to this course.
A list of materials/uniform required will be sent to you before the start of the course.
VRQ Level 1 Certificate in Culinary Skills (SCQF level 4)
If you are studying a full-time non-advanced course (below HNC level), you may be entitled to funding.
You can apply for a full-time course online or using a paper form.
Open Days are a great way to find out more about this course and what it’s like to study at NESCol. You will see facilities, meet lecturers and get a feel for life as a student.
NESCol can provide extra support to students who have additional support needs, including:
You may be eligible for additional funding to support the cost of living, including travel costs, cost of materials, and childcare.
This course is a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programme. This means that you are required to have access to your own laptop computer, netbook or similar device in class each day that you are in college.
This may be funded or part-funded by a bursary, if you are eligible to receive one.
Whether you wish to progress in your studies or enter the world of work, North East Scotland College has excellent progression opportunities, with links to eight universities across Scotland and great relationships with industry employers.
On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following courses at North East Scotland College:
Employment opportunities are widespread in the hospitality and catering industries with roles available in fine dining, hotels, restaurants, commercial catering and tourism:
“I’m so proud to have achieved my HND and come so far on my journey to achieving my degree. There is no age limit to education and achieving your dreams. If anyone else is thinking about returning to education, I would tell them to go for it!”
“I would definitely recommend studying professional cookery at NESCol to anyone interested in hospitality or catering. I may soon be looking for a part-time employee who is in their final year of studying at college so we could end up working together!”
“Coming back to College has given me a great sense of achievement, I feel like I’ve been using my brain again! I met a lovely bunch of people there and got on well with everyone, including the younger students in the class.”
“The lecturers are what makes the course so special. They have an abundance of industry experience allowing them to share skills and knowledge while always making lessons enjoyable. I am gutted that my time at the College has come to an end, however I am delighted to have secured my dream job at Restaurant Andrew Fairlie in Gleneagles.”
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