Hospitality: Platinum (Specialist) SCQF Level 6

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.

This specialised course is ideal if you have an existing hospitality qualification or currently work in the industry and wish to upskill. 

The advanced practical skills and theoretical knowledge will be concentrated in your chosen area of specialism allowing you to contextualise what you have learned.

You will be expected to be able to draw conclusions and suggest solutions in different situations. Written and verbal communication will also be more complex at this level.

Special features:
• 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 specialist skills

Entry requirements

Four National 5s, one of which must be English and relevant work experience
satisfactory attainment of a SCQF Level 6 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:

• Career Paths
• Introduction to Supervision
• Intermediate Food Hygiene (REHIS)
• Small Business Planning
• Barista Skills
• Specialist Bakery
• Specialist Patisserie
• Specialist Hot and Cold Kitchen
• Advanced food and wine service
• Event Co-ordination
• Tourism and Travel
• Bar and Cellar Processes


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 UHI Moray. There will also be elements of online delivery taking place where necessary.
External training and 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?

1 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?

Employment opportunities on successful completion of this course are likely to be in roles in specialist careers in Professional Cookery, Menu Development and Financial Controls alongside Professional Bar, Food and Event Services.

Alternatively, you can progress on to an HNC (SCQF Level 7) course.

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“This exciting new College Certificate offers focused and flexible training that can be adapted to meet the needs of individual candidates.  Possible specialisms include Bakery, Pastry, Advanced Food & Wine Service and Barista.  The delivery also looks at business planning along with supervision and management principles.  The integrated delivery allows for peer learning and the focus on transferable soft skills keeps many doors open for the future” (AF)

Apply for Hospitality: Platinum (Specialist) SCQF Level 6

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