Professional Cookery SCQF 6 (Dornoch, Fort William, Stornoway and Thurso SVQ

What is special about this course?

Available to study at our Fort William, Dornoch, Stornoway or Thurso campuses, the SVQ Professional Cookery SCQF 6 is designed to provide students with advanced culinary skills and knowledge. The course offers in-depth training in professional cookery, covering advanced cooking techniques, food preparation and presentation. It is a valuable qualification for those looking to enhance their career prospects in the culinary industry. 

Entry requirements

  • SVQ Level 2 Professional Cookery and experience of working in a professional kitchen
  • Extensive relevant experience in a professional kitchen
  • Advanced cookery skills including cooking and finishing complex dishes
  • Kitchen management skills: maintaining a safe secure environment and taking a responsible role within a kitchen team
  • Students will also contribute menus served in both training restaurants

There will be the opportunity to achieve a REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate during the course.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Distance learning
  • Flexible
  • Day release

Students will attend their local campus in Thurso or Dornoch, learning in our professional training kitchens.

How long will my course last?

1 year full time, longer part time.

Where can I study my course?

    • Dornoch
    • Fort William
    • Stornoway
    • Thurso

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What can I do on completion of my course?

  • HNC Professional Cookery
  • Enhanced career prospects as a Commis Chef, an Assistant Cook, or a Chef de Partie.

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