Hospitality Operations NC SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

As with our Hospitality Operations (SCQF Level 5) course, this course provides an overview of the hospitality industry with a focus on key soft and transferable skills common to all customer-facing roles. 

You will also:

  • Deepen your knowledge and skills of the Hospitality Industry
  • Develop technical specialism in front of house and events

whilst being provided a platform to either progress to further study or pursue employment opportunities.

Special Features

  • Taught by experienced, qualified Hospitality Lecturers
  • Great starting point for various career paths.
  • Focus on building confidence and other relevant soft skills
  • Peer learning through working alongside other levels

Entry requirements

Learners would benefit from having attained the skills, knowledge and understanding required by one or more of the following or equivalent qualifications and/or experience:

  • Four National 5s, one of which must be English OR
  • NPA in Hospitality at SCQF level 6
  • National Certificate in Hospitality Operations at SCQF level 5
  • Relevant SVQs at SCQF level 5
  • Relevant industrial experience

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:

  • Hospitality Industry
  • Food Hygiene for the Hospitality Industry
  • Customer Care Excellence in Hospitality
  • Costs and Control in Hospitality
  • Leading a Hospitality Team
  • Food and Beverage Operations
  • Work Placement
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Barista Skills
  • Event Organisation
  • Corporate Events: An Introduction


Uniform and equipment is required for this course but this will be supplied by UHI Moray and will be covered by Student Bursary.

Students will be asked to purchase their own smart shoes for Restaurant work (up to £25) but this cost will be reimbursed.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Most of the teaching will be face-to-face and in practical settings.  Theory will be delivered in a Classroom with computers and there will be learning materials and announcements on Brightspace, our Virtual Learning Environment.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Normally between 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Thursday evenings (to be confirmed)

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date



Normally, if you are studying full time for the first time and are Ordinarily Resident in Scotland your course fees will be covered through the information you provide on your course application.

If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver.

If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

Course fees 2023/24*


Rest of UK


Further Education - Full time




Further Education - Part time (per single credit unit)




Further Education - Part time (structured 6 credits)




* Fees for 2024/25 are still to be confirmed.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course you may:

  • progress on to the HNC in Hospitality Operations
  • enter employment in roles such as Waiter, Bartender, Events Co-ordinator, Barista, Assistant Manager or Host

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“This course provides varied, relevant and realistic training in Customer Service, Food & Beverage Operations and Events.  Learners can enhance skills and understanding gained at lower levels or in employment.  They can also benefit from valuable work experience at the same time.
The delivery allows for peer learning and the focus on transferable soft skills.  These are imperative for a career in Hospitality and as life skills”.
(Douglas Tucker, HATA Lecturer)

Apply for Hospitality Operations NC SCQF Level 6

Applications for this subject are currently closed.

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