This course is designed for people who have little or no experience of the catering industry and would be the first step into a career within the kitchen. The food industry is an exciting place to start a career, with so many different jobs available. You will learn about food preparation, cooking, baking and food presentation, as well as how professional kitchens and food service areas work. You will also develop your team work, employability and enterprise skills. Work experience will be undertaken within The Food Court, which is in partnership with Sodexo.
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.
Face-to-face teaching, practical hands-on and independent study.
Most full-time students will have their fees paid.
Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.
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 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.