Hospitality Operations - Level 5

This exciting course will provide candidates with a clear understanding of the role and application of the skills required in the hospitality sector. The course focuses on developing the practical skills necessary to thrive in the industry, including food and beverage service, barista, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and customer care.

This course will act as a pathway into employment or progression onto our HND Hospitality Management programme (SCQF 7).

  • This qualification is set at SCQF level 5 and is made up of a range of units, including
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Barista Skills
  • Food and Beverage Operations
  • Non-alcoholic Beverages

  • Front of House Roles such as Server, Host, Bartender

  • HND Hospitality Management


One of the following:

  • Four National 4 qualifications at C or above, preferably maths and english
  • Relevant work experience within the sector

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 5