Hospitality - Culinary Skills 1 (Day Release) SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

This course is aimed at Chefs already working in industry.  You will study 1 day per week over 2 years in the Beechtree Restaurant at Moray College UHI.

By studying City & Guilds units, you will gain a high standard of cookery skills and have the option to learn other workplace essentials such as health and safety in a kitchen.

This course is ideal for those chefs in industry who would like to continue or refresh their knowledge by undertaking topics within the qualification

On completion of this course you will achieve a City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Culinary Skills. 

Special Features

  • The Culinary Skills qualifications are for anyone who works or aspires to work as a chef in the catering and hospitality sector
  • You can study flexibly 1 day per week over 2 years 
  • You will learn relevant skills
  • You will undertake hands-on practical training
  • You will gain a recognised City & Guilds qualification


Entry requirements

You must be employed in the hospitality industry and have a suitable level of experience and skill.

Units include:

  • 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


Students would need to provide their own Chef whites.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

Face-to-face.  Delivered 1 day per week in the Beechtree Kitchen at the Moray College UHI Campus.  The day of attendance could vary week to week and there is flexibility in how this can be delivered.

How long will my course last?


Part-time: 330 hours

1 day (6 hours) per week over 2 years

Cost: £250 per year

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 qualification, you can progress on to the Culinary Skills 2 (Day Release) course or to SCQF Level 6 full-time study at the Hospitality and Tourism Academy.

Is there more information available online?

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