HND Professional Cookery (Year Two)

Our HND Professional Cookery course will equip you with a wide variety of hospitality and culinary expertise at management level. The content of the programme will concentrate on many management-related subject areas and is closely linked to industry standards and working practices.  This will develop further the knowledge and skills gained at HNC Level.  During this one-year course, you will cover front of house management skills, practical cookery skills, and a broad range of management theory subjects.

  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Human Resources
  • Management of Food and Beverage Operations (practical)
  • Gastronomy
  • Kitchen Planning and Design
  • Managing Hospitality Organisations

  • On completing your HND, you might progress to a career in catering, restaurants, and hospitality at a Junior Management level.
  • You could also use the skills and expertise to start your own business!

  • There is the potential to progress onto a business or hospitality degree at one of our linked universities, at 3rd year if appropriate.

On successful completion of this course students may progress onto a related degree programme.

Forth Valley College has formal articulation links in place for entry into year 3 of the following degree programme:

  • BA (Hons) Hospitality Management - University of the Highlands and Islands

Please note articulation links are subject to change and do not guarantee a place on any university course. Students can still apply for entry to year 1 or 2 of many of these degree programmes and should check with individual universities for more detail. Each institution will have specific entry requirements.

  • Completion of HNC Professional Cookery, with a minimum of B for Graded Unit or at our discretion.
  • Successful Interview

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 8