- Langside Campus
- SCQF Level
- Start Date
- 24 Aug 2020
- Qualification Type
- Course Type
- Short Full-Time
- 18 Weeks
Applications for this course are now closed.
NPA Professional Cookery Level 5 award is designed to provide you with a fast track, practical flexible programme of knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to the Catering Industry.
It is aimed at young people who have recently left school and mature adult returners who are looking to re-enter education or employment in the catering industry.
Practical lessons are delivered in our kitchens by Professional Chefs and theory subjects are delivered in our classrooms equipped with all the latest information technologies. You can also benefit from engaging with our new Inclusion Centre
What will I learn?
Previous students have achieved on average 83% and have enjoyed external visits including a visit to Arran as a Farm To Fork project.
Some of the student quotes include:
“I was anxious before I came here, now I feel confident to find a job.”
"I surprised myself by attending every day and the lecturers support was amazing.”
Some of the subjects included in the course are:
- Professional Cookery : Practical
- Food Hygiene for the Hospitality Industry
- Stocks and Sauces
- Food and Beverage Service: Counter
- First Aid at Work
Employer and industry links
Students will be encouraged to have part-time jobs and to do work experience in the college refectory.
Jobs and further study
- NPA Professional Cookery Level 6
- NC Professional Cookery 6
- Jobs in the hospitality industry.
Entry requirements (minimum)
- A relevant qualification at Level 4 or equivalent relevant experience in the Catering Industry would be advantageous
- Core skills entry Level 4
- ESOL Level 3
- Entry will be by interview and references to determine if you are suitable for this course. However, you must have an interest 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.
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 you will be invited for an interview
- Interviews will take place from February and may continue until the course starts in August
- The interview will initially be a group interview followed by a short one-to-one in private with a lecturer, where you will be given details of the course and its content and allowed to ask any relevant questions.
After your interview, you will be informed of the outcome 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. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place
- waiting list - you have met all the entry requirements, however, the course is full. If places become available you will be contacted usually around 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.
Once an offer is received, you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.
If a place is unavailable at the campus of your first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above.
Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information, for example student funding, joining instructions, kit list and an induction date.
This will normally be sent out within three weeks of you accepting a place.
Your induction and information day will be the first day of your course, where you will be given a uniform, a knife pack to use on the course and a tour of the college.