Introduction to the Professional Kitchen Bronze Award (incorporating SVQ Prof Cookery at SCQF Level 4) SVQ

What is special about this course?

Are you interested in a career in the kitchen - cooking, baking and catering within the hospitality industry? This course is a great starting point and a first step into an exciting career. There is a clear progression path from here after learning the basics.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required for this course. Applicants should have core skills but the ability to perform at SCQF Level 4 is required along with a desire to work in the hospitality industry. Previous work or life experienced will be considered. Mature learners will be considered on an individual basis. If in doubt, contact us to ensure that this is the right level for you.

This year-long highly practical based programme includes food preparation, cooking and bakery in our fully equipped teaching and production kitchens. The specific units you will study include: prepare and cook meat and poultry, prepare and cook vegetables, prepare and finish simple salads and fruit dishes, health and safety, food hygiene and working effectively as part of a hospitality team.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face-to-face teaching, practical hands-on and independent study.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

Start date

September 2023


Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

You may progress onto the Professional Chef Award Silver Award or a Modern Apprentice work based programme of study.

The course offers opportunities towards further study including Modern Apprentice Chef.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Perth College UHI. Perth College UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.