National 3 Hospitality: Practical Cookery (Course Code: C739 73)

SCQF Level 3 (18 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Hospitality: Practical Cookery?

Healthy, tasty food is crucial to our wellbeing. The course will suit you if you love food and cooking and want to develop your skills in this area.

Being able to cook for yourself and others is a valuable life skill and can lead to a range of careers, including working in hotels and restaurants, the health sector and the food industry.

Career Pathways

To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:

Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism

What do I need to get in?

The school or college will decide on entry requirements for the course. You would normally have achieved:

What will I study?

This course is practical and relevant to the world of work. You will learn how to choose ingredients, prepare dishes and present them well. You will learn how to work safely and hygienically while developing your cookery, food preparation and organisational skills.

There are three compulsory units. 

Cookery Skills, Techniques and Processes (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will learn how to:

Understanding and Using Ingredients (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will learn about:

Organisational Skills for Cooking (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will learn how to:

How will I be assessed?

Your work will be assessed by your teacher or tutor on an ongoing basis throughout the course. Items of work might include:

You must pass all three units to get the qualification.

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

Nationals in a Nutshell - (National 3)