Introduction to Hospitality

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus, Kilmarnock Campus


First of all, you’ll learn to prepare a whole range of food for professional cookery in our industrial kitchens. You’ll be preparing starters, main courses and mouthwatering desserts, so you’ll handle everything from fruit and veg, to meat and fish. You’ll even get to try your hand at baking.

Next you’ll learn to serve - real food to real customers in our fabulous Salt & Barrel restaurant in the Kilmarnock Campus. Here, every week you’ll get real life experience of waiting at tables - explaining to customers about the dishes available, taking orders and serving.

You’ll find out what you need to know to successfully work in the hospitality industry, including learning about food and drink products, food hygiene and safety. We’ll also help you develop your skills for employment, such as working as part of a team.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

Progression on to a wide range of relevant courses at SCQF Level 5.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Hospitality, Tourism and Events

SCQF Level