Hospitality - Culinary Skills/Food and Beverage City & Guilds Certificate (SCQF Level 5)

What is special about this course?

This City & Guilds course will include awards in both Cookery and Food & Beverage Service. The Units are delivered in fully equipped training kitchens, classrooms, or through work experience in the College’s Beechtree Restaurant. Students will have the opportunity to prepare, cook and serve food and beverages to the general public, college staff and students.

This course offers a fantastic introduction to the professional skills and knowledge required for a career in the Hospitality Industry and will also include a focus on providing suitable work experience opportunities for students.

Students will complete a comprehensive induction at the start of the year, which will prepare them for all aspects of the course. During this induction, students will undertake both a REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene and a World Host qualification.

Entry requirements

3 National 4s, one of which must be English


satisfactory attainment of a SCQF Level 4 course.

Applications are encouraged from mature students who do not possess formal qualifications but have the skills to meet the academic demands of the course.

Units covered within this course are as follows:

  • Food safety in catering

  • Health and safety awareness for catering and hospitality

  • Introduction to healthier foods and special diets

  • Prepare and cook food by boiling, poaching and steaming

  • Prepare and cook food by stewing and braising

  • Prepare and cook food by baking, roasting and grilling

  • Prepare and cook food by deep frying and shallow frying

  • Cold food preparation

  • Understand menus

  • Introduction to employability in the Catering and Hospitality Industry

  • Dealing with payments and bookings

  • Food and beverage service skills

  • Bar service skills

  • Hot beverage skills

  • Legislation

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

How long will my course last?

1 academic year

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date



The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Further study may include City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery or Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service.
Students may also enter employment as a Commis Chef or waiter(ess).

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray 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.