Food Studies and Hospitality

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Tourism and Hospitality are Scotland’s largest industries, and identified by the Scottish Government as a growth sector. With highly commended programmes delivered in partnership with industry professionals, we offer invaluable skills to prepare you for your career.

Pupil learning new skills during a food studies practical.

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Courses for school pupils

Course nameSchool year
NPA Bakery - Perth Bake Off S4, S5 or S6
Professional Cookery - Come Dine with Me S4, S5 or S6
PDA Professional Patisserie S6

 

 

 

Industry Information

Tourism and Hospitality are Scotland’s largest industries, and identified by the Scottish Government as a  growth sector. Projections suggest the industry will need an additional 11,000 chefs  in the next five years. This sector employs 207,000 people, around one in 12 jobs in the economy. Employment has grown 12% since 2011, creating an extra 20,000 jobs. The importance of the sector is demonstrated in its status as one of the Scottish Government’s six growth sectors and is forecast to be the second top employing sector in Perth and Kinross by 2028.