Study Hospitality & Professional Cookery

The hospitality sector employs around 3.2 million in the UK with jobs ranging from Kitchen Porter to Executive Chef and from Barista to Restaurant manager. A career in hospitality gives you the option to work worldwide and in several different environments. If you have a passion for cooking or customer service, then our qualifications in hospitality will provide you with the stepping stone to a career in the industry. Our courses are delivered at both our Thurso and Dornoch campuses, with lecturing staff who have extensive industry experience. 

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Why study with us

Our strong links with industry benefits hospitality and professional cookery students through guest lecturers, demos from local and celebrity chefs, trips to visit local businesses and the chance to attend industry conferences.

Students will receive hands-on training, learning in our professional kitchens and training restaurants alongside our experienced teaching staff.

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Student Story

Professional Cookery student, James Manson, shares his experience of studying at our Thurso campus.


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Find out more

A Hospitality or Professional Cookery Modern Apprenticeship provides you with vocational training, so you can earn while you learn and gain a recognised qualification while in work. 

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Sample fine cuisine at affordable prices and help give our students valuable experience in a real-life, working environment at our training restaurants in Thurso or Dornoch.