SRUC Scotland's Rural College

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

Professional Cookery

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Course summary

Throughout the course you will develop your culinary skills to an advanced level and provide the knowledge you will need for a supervisory role. In the second year you will combine culinary expertise and managerial skills. The course contains practical and theory units which also cover event organisation. Experience in the hospitality industry is an integral part of the course and you will work towards the Industrial Experience unit. During your study of this HND you may be given the opportunity to participate in a one week placement at a Michelin star restaurant.

Course details


You will study a wide range of subjects including modules such as Professional Cookery Graded Unit 2, Management of Food and Beverage Operations, Kitchen Planning and Design, Patisserie, Hospitality Financial Accounting, Alcoholic Beverages, Food Production Processes, Gastronomy, Integrated Production Cookery, Hospitality Industry and Scottish Licensing Law. Students will also have the opportunity to gain a Personal Licence Holder 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

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

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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