Professional Cookery Diploma (City and Guilds) Level 1

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)


Elmwood Campus


This programme is designed for those who wish to gain practical experience of food preparation and cooking. The qualifications are gained in the College’s realistic work environment. Our facilities include a training kitchen, restaurant and bakery. The authentic working environment, combined with working with a range of external companies, enables students to learn to work to the high standards required in industry.

The hospitality department has excellent links with the industry, which allows students to visit large hotels to see professional
kitchens in action.

A range of topics and practical skills make up our skills classes which will include knife skills, basic sweets and desserts, fish filleting and butchery. This course also covers introduction to kitchen equipment, healthier foods, special diets and the catering and hospitality industry. The Elementary Food Hygiene certificate and Skills for work Events unit is also included in the Level 1 Diploma.

Content includes: Prepare and Cook Foods by baking; Roasting and grilling; Cold Food Preparation; Introduction to Employability in the Catering and Hospitality Industry; Introduction to Events; REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4 including English.

Progression Routes

Professional Cookery Diploma (City and Guilds) Level 2

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Professional Cookery

SCQF Level