NC Professional Cookery (Schools)

This course is aimed at pupils who are looking to pursue a career in cookery.  This National Certificate helps to develop basic skills in professional cookery and focuses on practical activities such as cookery processes and techniques, working safely, food hygiene and food preperation techniques.

The deadline for applications is Friday 19 April 2024 but early applications are encouraged.

Pupils will complete 12 SQA credits at SCQF (5)- The units are largely focused on professional cookery processes and techniques.

This course can lead onto a career in a range of hospitality establishments, inlcuding restaurants, cafe's or catering outlets.

Level 2 Professional Cookery (Full time)

NC Bakery (Full time)

4 x Nat 4 including English and Match, preferabbly working towards Nat 5's. A strong interest in Cookery is also essential.

Further advice for School College Programme and Foundation Apprenticeship applicants:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• 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
• If your course requires a PVG, you will be advised of this at time of selection.
• 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, 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 to an information session or interview
• If your application is unsuccessful, you should speak to a guidance teacher or SDS school liaison officer.
• If you are unable to attend the information session or wish to withdraw your application, please email the School Partnership team -


Alloa Campus

Start date

11 June 2024

SCQF Level

Level 5