Hospitality, Events, and Professional Food Production: NQ (Level 4)

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Full Time

1 Year

Start date
Aug 2024
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Course overview

Do you have an interest in the Hospitality industry? This course offers a broad overview of this exciting and varied industry, whether you are seeking employment within restaurants, bars, cafes, event planning or tourism, this is the course for you. The course content reflects current market trends and is delivered within a commercially training kitchen and bistro, offering learners excellent practical experiences, preparing them for future employment or further studies. Learners are taught and supported by industry trained lecturers, with learning delivered in a dynamic and fun way.

The course provides you with an insight into working in the sector and will cover the essential skills related to customer service, general food and beverage service, front of house and the industry itself.

The course offers you the opportunity to develop a range of employability skills, helping you prepare for future job opportunities in this popular industry.

This course is a great starting point for entry level jobs in a fast-paced exciting sector!

What you will learn

Course topics include: 

  • Introduction to the hospitality industry 
  • Cookery Skills and techniques 
  • Customer service in the hospitality industry 
  • Food and beverage service 
  • Barista skills 
  • Introduction to Bakery 
  • Food Preparation Techniques 
  • Event planning

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements, but an interest in working in the Hospitality sector is desirable. 

For this course, if English is not your first language

  • you need to have SQA ESOL National 5 (or equivalent)
  • If you do not have a formal ESOL qualification but your language skills meet this level, you should apply for your course and then contact our Admissions team to organise an internal language assessment  here at the College.

Career Opportunities

Future employment in a hospitality setting - café, bistro, restaurant.

Future prospects

Professional Cookery and Front of House level 5,  or employment in the Hospitality and Catering industry such as a waiter, bar person, catering assistant, customer assistant or in a range of other positions.

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