Introduction to Hospitality SCQF Level 4

What is special about this course?

This introductory course will give you an insight into a career in the Hospitality and Events industry. This course is ideal if you have little or no experience in Hospitality as it will allow you to get an introduction to the skills required for work. It covers a range of units with specific industry-related topics to develop your knowledge and skills. 

Special features:

  • Taught by experienced hospitality lecturers
  • Contains a focus on basic bakery skills
  • A combination of kitchen and restaurant skills will be taught
  • A focus on building confidence and other relevant essential skills
  • Peer learning through working alongside other levels

There will be external engagement whenever possible. This might include field trips, guest lectures and involvements with on campus events and functions.

Entry requirements

Working towards two National 4s including English or equivalent e.g. may include relevant attainment at National 3.

Applications are encouraged from those who do not possess formal qualifications but have appropriate understanding and skills to meet the academic demands of the course.

  • Hospitality: Working in the Hospitality Industry
  • Hospitality: Working in the Professional Kitchen
  • Hospitality: Working Front of House
  • Hospitality: Introduction to Events
  • Bread Making: An Introduction
  • Food Preparation Techniques: An Introduction
  • Food Hygiene for the Hospitality Industry
  • Cookery Processes: An Introduction
  • Craft Baking: An Introduction
  • Cake Decoration: An Introduction


A uniform and equipment are required for this course which will be supplied by UHI Moray (approx. cost £400-500). If you are eligible for a bursary these costs will be covered. You will be asked to purchase your own smart shoes for restaurant work (up to £25). This cost will be reimbursed if you are eligible for a bursary.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

You will study through a combination of face-to-face practical lessons and theory classes on campus, supplemented by our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

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?

On successful completion of this course, you can progress on the to the SCQF Level 5 course in Hospitality Operations. 

Alternatively, you could find work in roles such as Commis Chef, Kitchen Porter or Waiter.

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“This course offers a great introduction to basic practical skills in both a kitchen and restaurant setting. It could be used as a starting point for progression through the Hospitality programmes at higher levels or to enter the industry as a Kitchen Porter or Waiter. The delivery allows for peer learning and the focus on transferable soft skills keeps many doors open for the future.”

Douglas Tucker, HATA Lecturer

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