SRUC Scotland's Rural College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Scottish Qualifications Authority trading as SQA

Professional Cookery

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Course summary

Hospitality is among the growth industries across the world. Those with an interest in hospitality, catering and professional cookery will find the HNC/HND have great industry recognition. With so many types of careers available in this sector, qualifications can lead to some really exciting employment opportunities including cruise ships, hotels, event management, speciality bars and bistros just to name a few. Throughout the course you will develop relevant skills in the areas of cookery processes, food preparation, food hygiene and food service. Students will also gain excellent culinary skills and will participate in a range of internal and external catering events to allow them to perform in a real working situation. A period of work experience is an integral part of the course. Graduates from this course invariably go on to find employment, several work in Michelin standard restaurants.

Course details


You will study a range of subjects including modules such as Food Classification and Purchase; Food Hygiene Intermediate; Hospitality Supervision; Hospitality Financial and Control Systems; Production Cookery: Cold Kitchen; Production Cookery: Hot Kitchen; Sweets and Desserts. In addition there is the opportunity for Employment Experience where candidates will be provided with the opportunity to gain further experience in well known establishments, which could lead to full time employment. Students will also have the opportunity to achieve the Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


Preferably you will hold City and Guilds 7100/01 and 7100/02

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Achieving at least 5.0 in each component

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6950 Year 1
Wales £6950 Year 1
Channel Islands £6950 Year 1
EU £1285 Year 1
Scotland £1285 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Students from the rest of the UK can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loan Company.
Professional Cookery at SRUC Scotland's Rural College - UCAS