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.
To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:
Entry is at the discretion of the school or college but you would normally have achieved one of the following:
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, plus an added value unit that assesses your planning and practical skills.
Cookery Skills, Techniques and Processes (6 SCQF credit points)
In this unit you will:
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:
Added Value Unit: Producing a Meal (6 SCQF credit points) - this is not mandatory for the 2022-23 session
You will learn how to:
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, plus the practical assessment to get the qualification.
If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:
Further study, training or employment in: