Professional Chef (City and Guilds) Diploma Level 1

New College Lanarkshire


Cumbernauld Campus


The Hospitality industry is an invaluable employer within the national and international context, therefore you will enhance your opportunity for sustainable employment by undertaking this programme of study. The opportunity to progress academically is also very attractive. The programme delivers a high standard of practical tuition and theoretical learning and teaching in all aspects of professional cookery. Practical activities are facilitated in our training restaurant, which is open to the public and designed to simulate a realistic working environment.

To work as a successful chef within the hospitality industry, it is essential to have a good foundation in a wide range of high quality cooking skills and be able to apply them across a wide range of contexts.

This course delivers professional training in an environment that supports and delivers skills and qualifications that employers find desirable in the current hospitality and professional cookery industry. In addition, in order to round your skills you will have the opportunity to serve within the training restaurant to develop professional service skills, barista skills, bar skills and an understanding of restaurant operations.

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications required, however work experience in a hospitality or professional cookery related business would be desirable, most importantly the motivation and willingness to learn and embark upon a career within the Hospitality Industry is essential.

Progression Routes

On completing the programme you may progress to the Diploma Level 2 course or enter employment.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Hospitality and Professional Cookery

SCQF Level