Professional Cookery, Hospitality & Events Management

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The hospitality industry, which includes professional cookery, is a growing and important part of the North East economy. There is an increasing demand for skilled and motivated employees throughout the region, across Scotland and beyond.

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As well as a host of full-time courses, we also offer part-time and distance learning in Professional Cookery, Hospitality & Events Management where you can study at a location near you or choose to study online.

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Largest employment sector in Scotland¹

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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!”

Mercy Brown

Mercy worked in industry then completed HND Events Management at NESCol before progressing into the third year of a degree in International Hospitality Management at Robert Gordon University (RGU).

Career opportunities

Armed Forces, Chef De Partie, Commis Chef, Cruise Liners, Events Coordinator/Manager, Executive Chef, Head Chef, Hotels, Industrial Catering, Overseas Opportunities, Private Catering, Product Development, Restaurants, Sous-chef, Waiting staff and front of house roles.


Employed in food, drink and agriculture in the North East²

Where you can study

NESCol’s training restaurants are renowned for their excellent service and fine dining, delivered by students as they put theory into practice in the professional kitchens and front of house settings. Open to the public, Gate 63 at City Campus and the Wallace Restaurant at Fraserburgh Campus provide a wonderful location for any occasion.

Study Professional Cookery, Hospitality and Events Management in Aberdeen

  • 4,500+ students
  • Fitness Suite
  • 4 Cafés
  • Quiet & social areas

Our Aberdeen City Campus is situated in the heart of Aberdeen city centre, within walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars and cafés.

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Study part-time

Part-time courses are offered at locations throughout the region.

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What our students think

In autumn 2023, more than 5,000 full-time students responded to our First Impressions Survey (88% of those eligible) and we are delighted to share some of the feedback we received.

98% Of full-time students believe they are treated fairly
"NESCol is a fair, kind, welcoming environment, with friendly and supportive staff. I love coming here."
97% Of full-time students are satisfied with their course
"NESCol helped me gain my confidence again after a huge gap in my studies."
96% Of full-time students enjoyed attending College

Student stories

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Find out what our students think about studying at NESCol

Get in touch

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries.

Contact the team directly by calling 01224 612330, dropping into your local Student Advice Centre, or by emailing Student advisors are also available on LiveChat when the chat icon appears at the bottom of our website.

¹ Source: UK Hospitality
² Source: Invest Aberdeen