Professional Cookery Skills (Level 5)

West Highland College UHI


Portree Campus


This course could be for you if you have a real interest in cooking and want to spend some of your leisure time learning more, if you are considering cooking as a career or if you already work in a professional kitchen and want to gain a formal qualification and expand your skills.

With this part time cookery course you will develop new skills and have the opportunity to try new and challenging techniques and recipes. You will widen your knowledge of ingredients both fresh and dry, whilst investigating the importance of healthy eating and food hygiene and the roles they play in commercial kitchens.

Each level has 5 SQA credits.

Content: Food hygeine and working safely; Fish and shellfish; Pastry and desserts; Meat production and design.

Entry Requirements

Professional Cookery Skills (Level 4) or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4 or 5.

Progression Routes

Professional Cookery Skills (Level 6) or NC Professional Cookery.

Start Date

November, February



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

17 weeks


Business, Leisure and Tourism

SCQF Level