Professional Cookery (Winter Chef) SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

This SVQ Level 2 Professional Cookery (Winter Chef) course is based at the North Highland College UHI's Burghfield House campus in Dornoch. It is also based at the House of Morven, part of the main campus in Thurso which is also home of Flagstones, our training restaurant. The course has been designed to meet the needs of the local hospitality industry, probiding participants with the opportunity to gain an SVQ 2 in Professional Cookery throughout the low season. Therefore, this course is suited to seasonal chefs, or those working reduced hours throughout the winter, who are looking to enhance their skills in the kitchen with a formal qualification. Applicants must have industry experience in order to be able to achieve this qualification.

Added to the practical skills you already have, you will learn more about food production and presentation. 

You will learn the basics of professional cookery while working with experienced chefs.

This course will run from October - March, students will be required to attend college 2 days per week to complete the practical elements of the course with theory work being completed at home. 

Entry requirements

  • Two National 5 qualifications and Three National 4s
  • Applicants who are successful on SVQ Level 1 Food Preparation and Cooking will be considered
  • Work experience in a kitchen will be an advantage
  • Maintain food safety in a kitchen environment
  • Maintain health and safety in Hospitality
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic meat dishes
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic hot sauces
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic fish dishes
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic pastry products
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic poultry dishes
  • Prepare, cook and finish vegetables 
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic soups
  • Prepare, cook and finish desserts
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic cakes, sponges, biscuits and scones
  • Work effectively as part of a Hospitality team
  • Maintain and handle knives
  • Set up and close the kitchen

How will I study my course?


    How long will my course last?


    6 Months

    Where can I study my course?

      • Thurso
      • Dornoch

    Start date

    This course will run from October - March, students will be required to attend college 2 days per week to complete the practical elements of the course with theory work being completed at home. 

    Fees

    For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

    Funding

    Students on this course may be eligible for funding. Contact our Student Funding team for more information. 

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    Is there more information available online?

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    I would like to study this course in:
    Dornoch
    Thurso

    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at North Highland College UHI. North Highland 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.