HNC Professional Cookery

This course aims to provide the skills necessary for a career in professional cookery. It provides knowledge and experience of supervisory skills in a fully working kitchen. It will enhance product knowledge and menu planning skills together with the essential financial skills required in a successful, professional kitchen.

  • Professional Cookery - Knowledge and Practical
  • Finance and Costings
  • Hospitality Supervision
  • Plated Desserts
  • Work Placement
  • Food Hygiene
  • Graded Unit Professional Cookery

  • Professional Chef at Supervisory level
  • Junior Management within a catering environment
  • Chef Patron/Manager

  • HND Professional Cookery
  • Related Degree at University

One of the following:

  • Successful completion of a relevant access course, an appropriate group of National Qualification units or City Guilds Level 3 Professional Cookery
  • Applicants who do not meet these criteria, but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications will be considered (although applicants are unlikely to be accepted without proof of adequate practical skills)

    Additional requirements:

  • Selection by successful completion of both face-to-face and practical interviews

Further advice for full-time applicants:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email



Stirling Campus



Start date

19 August 2024

SCQF Level

Level 7