Hospitality and Cookery

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In the highly competitive field of professional cookery and hospitality we can give a head start by equipping you with skills to deliver the best customer experience and an appreciation of the finest natural, local ingredients. From starting a new career to perfecting luxury hospitality techniques, we're here for you.

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Professional Cookery and Hospitality NC Level 5

Any good chef will tell you, it's important to understand the whole customer experience which includes front of house/reception, layout and the visual impact of the dining area to the final serving. This intermediate course will allow you to gain experience and further develop your skills by focusing on food preparation and cooking, food service and customer services.

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Professional Cookery NC Level 6

Challenge your ability and extend your range of creative approaches to the preparation and display of food. This advanced course will focus on the more complicated aspects of food preparation, advanced cooking methods, menu planning, product knowledge and the importance of the final plate up.

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Professional Cookery HNC

You're an aspiring chef who wants to develop your skills and knowledge in professional cookery and kitchen management. Experience advanced, modern cookery techniques and look at food product development. The training environment is learner-centred and you'll leave with 'industry-ready' skills.

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Professional Cookery Skills Level 5

If you have a real interest in cooking and want to spend some of your leisure time learning more, if you are considering cooking as a career or if you already work in a professional kitchen and want to gain a formal qualification and expand your skills then this part-time course is for you.

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Professional Cookery Skills Level 6

Are you interested in working in a professional kitchen or do you want to improve on what you already know? With this part time cookery course you will expand your advanced cooking skills and learn new and challenging techniques and recipes.

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Professional Cookery Skills NPA

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 part-time?  This could be the ideal way to get started. You'll tackle new and challenging techniques and recipes to help you broaden your knowledge and understand the value of fresh and dry ingredients.

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Bakery NPA

Tackle new and challenging techniques covering many aspects of bakery, including decorating. This part-time course is ideal if you have a real interest in baking and want to spend some of your leisure time learning more or if you already work in a professional kitchen and want to gain a formal qualification and expand your skills. 

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If you're already working year round in a hospitality, food or drink service setting you might consider one of our Work-based Learning courses. Learn on a part-time flexible basis while you're still earning. To find out more please email workbasedlearning.whc@uhi.ac.uk   

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Food and Beverage Service SVQ2

Designed for anyone in a full time job involved in any aspects of serving food and drink, this course could help you move into a role with more responsibility while carrying out your everyday role.

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Front of House Reception SVQ2

You're already in full time employment working on a reception desk or in a front office role. Increase your skills and gain a recognised qualification that could help progress your career.

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Hospitality Services SVQ2

Working full time across a range of areas in a hotel or hospitality setting, you're looking to strengthen your role with a recognised qualification. Your assessments are based on many tasks you'll already be doing as part of your everyday job.

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Professional Cookery SVQ2

Gain a qualification for tasks you're already doing as part of your job in a working kitchen and turn your daily duties into a succesful achievement for your future employability.   

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Professional Cookery SVQ3

You're already in a supervisory role in a working kitchen, now gain a recognised qualification for the jobs that you're carrying out on a day to day basis.