Professional Cookery - Pies
Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
23 Aug 2021
Qualification Type
Course Type
Short Full-Time
19 weeks

Applications to this course are now closed

NQ Professional Cookery (Level 4) will help you develop a wide range of skills including food preparation techniques and cookery processes such as weighing and measuring ingredients, calculating proportions, creating your dishes and evaluating your end product.

With guidance, you will learn how to plan and produce meals and present them appropriately while working in a safe and hygienic environment.

What will I learn?

  • Cookery skills, techniques and processes
  • Cooker processes: an introduction
  • Organisational skills for cookery
  • Producing a meal
  • Cake decoration
  • Craft baking: an introduction
  • Food hygiene for the hospitality industry
  • Food preparation techniques: an introduction
  • Professional development

Group Award in:

  • Practical Cookery

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)

  • No formal qualifications are required for this course
  • You must have an interest in the catering and hospitality industry
  • An interview will be part of the selection process
  • References on request
  • Proof of residency will be required.

Entry requirement equivalency table

  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

You have the opportunity to gain part-time employment while attending college through our industry links. You will also receive help to compile your CV.

Jobs and further study

  • NQ Professional Cookery Level 5
  • Jobs in the hospitality industry

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 automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:

  • If you meet the entry requirements or have qualifications pending, you will then be invited in for an interview
  • Interviews will take place from February and may continue until the course starts in August
  • When you attend the interview you must bring a copy of your qualifications
  • References may also be requested
  • If you are unable to bring these documents to the interview, you will be unable to be offered an unconditional offer.

At the interview, you will hear about the course and then you will have a short
one-to-one interview in private with a lecturer where you will get the chance to ask any questions you may have.

After you have attended your interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 1 – 2 weeks. The outcome would be one of the following:

  • unconditional place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place
  • conditional place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualification which you may not be able to provide us until August. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional
  • waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, however, the course is full. If any spaces become available you may be contacted usually around about the course start date
  • unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the Student Advice Centre to discuss alternative options which may be available to you.

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding. This will normally be sent out within three weeks of you accepting the place.

You will also be sent details on an information day. This normally takes place in June and will give you the chance to meet other students on your course, get a tour of the college, meet some ex-students and get a chance to speak to people from industry.

You will then be sent out information about the induction date. This will take place in August 2–3 weeks prior to your course starting.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6189