NQ Gateway to Hospitality for Employment and Apprenticeships

Cardonald Campus
Start Date
23 Aug 2021
Qualification Type
Course Type
Short Full-Time
19 weeks (August to January)

This course is now full.

This course will equip you with the basic skills and knowledge needed to apply for work in the catering and hospitality sector. You will gain some practical work experience in a training kitchen and busy college café.

As well as developing and enhancing these marketable skills, you will also have a dedicated guidance tutor to support you in the college journey and to assist you in moving into employment or to an apprenticeship.

What will I learn?

  • You will achieve SQA units in Organisational skills for cookery and Cookery skills, techniques and processes
  • You will learn butchery and craft knife skills
  • You will gain some experience in baking
  • You will gain experience in customer service
  • You will gain a REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene certificate.
  • You will improve your employability skills
  • You will develop your knowledge of career paths and employment opportunities.

Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • You must have an interest in gaining employment and working in the hospitality/catering sector.
  • English/ESOL level must be a minimum of National 3 for non-native speakers.

Employer and industry links

You may have the opportunity to complete work placements

Jobs and further study

This course is designed to support you to move into employment or to an apprenticeship.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

You will receive an email confirming that the College has received your application.

You will be invited to an information session to meet staff, learn about your course and funding and to ask any questions. We may be able to make a direct offer at this stage, or we may ask you to attend an interview or to submit further evidence to ensure you meet the course entry requirements.

We will make this process as quick as possible so you can accept your offer.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3104