Hospitality: Silver NQ SCQF Level 5
What is special about this course?
Hospitality is the 3rd largest private sector employer in the UK and businesses which make up the sector include: hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and bars, leisure parks, stadia, nightclubs, contract caterers, food service operators, entertainment and visitor attractions.
Employment opportunities on completion of this course are likely to be in roles such as Kitchen Assistant, Trainee Waiter/Chef
This course is designed to provide relevant and flexible skills training for those at the start of their journey in Hospitality. Employment opportunities on successful completion of this course are likely to be in roles such as Kitchen Assistant or Trainee Waiter/Chef.
You will gain skills in areas such as Commis Chef and Basic Food & Drink Service, but also you will focus on employability, Elementary Food Hygiene, Cookery Methods and how to best present yourself.
This course is delivered within the Hospitality & Tourism Academy (HATA) at Moray College UHI and features learning and teaching within training kitchens, classrooms and the college training restaurant, The Beechtree.
This is a fantastic introduction regardless of where you see yourself ending up.
• You will gain relevant skills training and hands-on practical learning
• You will experience a realistic working environment
• You will gain understanding and focus on employability and soft skills
Three 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 skills to meet the academic demand of the course.
Course content includes:
• First Aid at Work
• Elementary Food Hygiene
• Knife Care
• Personal Appearance
• Career Paths
• Mother Sauces
• Cookery methods
• Introduction to Allergens
• Food Service Skills
• Bar Knowledge and Service
• Menu Knowledge and Terminology
• World Host
• Preparing for an Event
Kit required includes knives, textbook, equipment and uniforms. College Bursary (if successfully applied for) will pay for all kit required.
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
Face-to-face teaching based in the Hospitality & Tourism Academy at Moray College UHI. There will also be elements of online delivery taking place where necessary.
Industry visits will form part of the delivery and there will be external engagement through our Hospitality Association Moray (HAM) partnership and external associations.
How long will my course last?
Where can I study my course?
- Moray College UHI
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?
Employment opportunities on successful completion of this course are likely to be in roles such as Commis Chef or Commis du Rang.
Alternatively, you can progress on to NQ Hospitality: Gold (SCQF Level 6) or relevant SCQF Level course.
Is there more information available online?
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What our students, graduates and staff say
“This new College Certificate 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 programme at higher levels or to enter the industry as a Commis Chef or Commis du Rang.
The integrated delivery allows for peer learning and the focus on transferable soft skills keeps many doors open for the future”
Apply for Hospitality: Silver NQ SCQF Level 5
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.