Hospitality - Vegetarian and Vegan Cookery Skills

What is special about this course?

The Vegetarian and Vegan Cookery Skills course will allow you to develop your cookery skills. You will also enhance your knowledge about hygiene and health & safety in a kitchen environment.  

With the increase in those opting for vegetarian or vegan diets, this course is a great way to gain new and relevant skills for commercial catering or simply cooking at home for friends and family.

This course is a mixture of practical and theory work.  It will focus on skills, techniques and recipes that are suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets. 

On completion of this short course, you will achieve a nationally recognised City & Guilds Level 2 units.

Special Features
• The increase in the vegetarian and vegan sector means that this course offers a great starting point for any learner
• You can study flexibly part-time across the duration of 60 hours at the Hospitality and Tourism Academy
• You will learn relevant skills
• You will undertake hands-on practical training

Entry requirements

Relevant SCQF Level 5 award.

Students with appropriate industrial experience will also be considered.

Links will be developed with the British Nutrition Foundation and Food Standards Agency who can assist with providing current and relevant information to learners.
Local producers will also supplement the delivery as guest speakers and places of interest to visit.

Core and essential skills will be developed as part of this course:

  • Communication being in written form and verbal form as part of a team
  • Numeracy with menu and recipe production
  • IT as part of the assessment and portfolio submission
  • Essential skills as part of a kitchen brigade (teamwork, timekeeping, problem solving and self-management)


No equipment or kit requirements.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

Face-to-face.  Delivered over 60 hours, in the Moray College UHI training kitchens and classrooms.

How long will my course last?

Part-time: 60 hours (Cost £180)

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date

Flexible from September.


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?

On successful completion of this course, you could go on to further study opportunities or enter the workplace as a trainee or commis chef. 

Employment in hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, hospital, care homes and a number of other businesses who require trained kitchen staff to operate.

Is there more information available online?

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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.