Hospitality and Events Operation NC @ SCQF Level 5


Hospitality and Events Operation Industry offers exciting career opportunities.  On the NQ Catering and Hospitality course you will develop the basic skills every cook needs through working in our fully equipped commercial kitchens and restaurant. The course will provide ample opportunity to learn how to prepare, cook and finish a wide range of sweet and savoury dishes to commercially acceptable standards.

Course code





Full Time - 2 or 3 days per week for 36 weeks

Entry Requirements

  • National Progression Award (NPA) at SCQF level 4 in Professional Cookery; OR
  • Three National 4 qualifications including English and Mathematics or Numeracy; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience

Information and Interview Session Requirements

Once we have received your application you will be asked to attend an informal information and interview session.

You will be required to attend a face to face interview or an interview on teams video to further discuss your application. You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area. 

Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting or telephone discussion call, but remember to tell us all about yourself in your personal statement!

This is a key aspect of the application process. You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an appointment. 

During the information and interview session, we will ensure the entry requirements and your aspirations and career plan are appropriate for the course and the level of course you have applied for. It is therefore important that you prepare well for this.

During your interview, you will be expected to provide positive responses to questions relating to your course choice, your future career and your previous experiences in hospitality.

Course Content

What you will study,

Working in the Hospitality Industry
  • Food Hygiene for the Hospitality Industry
  • Health and Safety in the Hospitality Industry
  • Developing Customer Care in Hospitality
  • Food and Beverage Operations
  • Hospitality Costing
  • The units may be subject to change.


Assessment is ongoing throughout the year and includes practical assessments and project work.


Students may apply to progress to SCQF level 6 courses in professional cookery, hospitality, business or other subject areas.

Career Prospects

This course prepares you for a career as a Commis Chef, Trainee Chef or Cook in the hospitality and catering industry.

Additional funding information

You may be eligible for Bursary or EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance) funding for this course. Please contact a member of the funding team for details.

Selling Points

Hospitality Operations are appropriate for learners who wish to pursue a career in the hospitality sector and provide a firm grounding in the key soft and transferable skills common to all customer-facing roles whilst allowing a degree of technical specialism in front of house/back of house activities.