Professional Cookery SCQF Level 4

What is special about this course?

This course will teach you how to be industry-ready for this fast paced environment. Our training restaurant will motivate and enhance your learning and skills. Working with professional chefs and experienced lecturers, you will gain an understanding of the skills required to work in the catering industry.

You will develop knowledge and skills preparing meat, poultry, fish and vegetables within our commercial kitchens. 

On successful completion of the course you will have achieved SCQF Level 4 Food Preparation and Cooking.


Entry requirements

School Leavers

  • All applicants will be interviewed to assess their interest and ability in cookery.

Mature Students

  • No formal entry requirements
  • Evidence of an interest in this subject should be demonstrated in your personal statement
  • Work experience will be considered


  • Prepare and cook meat and poultry
  • Prepare and cook fish
  • Food safety
  • Health and safety
  • Prepare and clear areas for food and beverage service
  • Personal behaviour
  • Team work

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time


How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • SCQF Level 5 Professional Cookery
  • Employment in the hospitality industry

Is there more information available online?

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What our students, graduates and staff say

"I have a passion for food. The development of the new campus and the training restaurants are exciting; the way in which we teach students will be enhanced through live experiences."

Richard Denis, Professional Cookery lecturer


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