Professional Cookery HND

UCAS code 622N
UHI information line 0845 272 3600

What is special about this course?

This programme will provide you with the culinary expertise and management skills to broaden your career opportunities or start up your own business within the industry. The content covers a wide range of inspirational practical and theoretical units which are assessed throughout. 

Experience in the hospitality industry is an integral part of the course.

Special features

  • You can study full time or part time to suit your personal and professional circumstances
  • Previous students have visited the Scothot Trade Exhibition in Glasgow as part of their studies

Entry requirements

  • 2 Scottish Highers at grade C or above OR
  • 2 A Levels at grade D or above
  • Direct entry to year 2 may be possible with a Professional Cookery HNC
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis

Access routes

Year 1 - HNC

Mandatory units are:

  • Hospitality Supervision
  • Hospitality Financial and Control Systems
  • Food Hygiene: Intermediate
  • Food Classification and Purchase
  • Professional Cookery: Graded Unit 1

Option units may include:

  • Production Cookery: Cold Kitchen
  • Production Cookery: Hot Kitchen
  • Production Cookery: Sweets and Desserts
  • Industrial Experience in the Hospitality Industry
  • Human Resource Management for the Hospitality Industry 1 
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Patisserie
  • Pastry

Option units available may vary depending on study location, for more information contact your chosen campus

Year 2 - HND

Mandatory units are:

  • Management of Food and Beverage Operations
  • Kitchen Planning and Design
  • Gastronomy
  • Professional Cookery: Graded Unit 2

Option units may include:

  • Production Cookery: Cold Kitchen
  • Production Cookery: Hot Kitchen
  • Production Cookery: Sweets and Desserts 
  • Patisserie
  • Pastry
  • Integrated Production Cookery
  • Fermented Pastry Products
  • Specialist Patisserie
  • Human Resourse Management for the Hospitality Industry 1
  • Industrial Experience in the Hospitality Industry
  • Hospitality Financial Accounting
  • Scottish Licensing Law

Option units available may vary depending on study location, for more information contact your chosen campus

How will I study my course?

  • Full-time
  • Part-time (structured)
  • Part-time (unstructured)

 

 

You will learn by way of face-to-face lectures and tutorials in the classroom, and practical sessions in the kitchen and restaurants.

How long will my course last?

  • Full-time: 2 years
  • Part-time: 4 years

Start date

September

How much will my course cost?

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2016-17
Full-time per year
£1,285
Part-time (per HN unit) £86

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2016-17
Full-time per year £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit) £434

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2016-17
Full-time per year £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit)** £434

 **There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of your course in professional cookery you might want to consider employment at supervisory level such as Sous Chef or as a Chef de Partie. With additional industry experience you could expect to find work as an Executive Chef or Head Chef or start up your own business.

Can I progress into further study?

You can progress to the BA (Hons) Hospitality Management.

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Professional Cookery HND

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2017

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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