Professional Cookery Skills NPA

What is special about this course?

Do you enjoy cooking and would like to increase your skills?  Or are you already working in the industry but want to start a career in Professional Cookery?  This could be the ideal way to get started.

You will tackle new and challenging techniques and recipes to help you broaden your knowledge and understand the value of fresh and dry ingredients.

You will investigate the importance of healthy eating and food hygiene and the roles they play in commercial kitchens.

Entry requirements

A commitment to improving your cookery and hospitality skills. Ideally you will have done a basic cookery qualification at SCQF level 3 or equivalent.

You will cover 5 units:
•    Cookery Processes
•    Food Hygiene
•    Food Preparation for Healthy Eating
•    Craft Baking
•    Food Preparation Techniques

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Vocational Pathway

How long will my course last?

17 Weeks

November - April, 1 day per week for 17 weeks

Where can I study my course?

    • Portree

Start date

Check for details with your local College Centre.




Funding may be available towards the cost of this course.  Please check with your local college centre for details.

What can I do on completion of my course?

You could consider Professional Cookery Skills at level 5 or our full time NC Professional Cookery in Fort William. Alternatively you could take your new skills straight in to employment.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2022/23

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