Hospitality (SfW) National 5

What is special about this course?

The hospitality sector covers several aspects of employment, including management, reception and accommodation services. There is a shortage of skilled staff in this area, so job prospects are good.

You will learn about the aims of hospitality organisations, their products, services and staff roles, menu planning, food preparation techniques and cooking, reception work and customer care skills, food and drink service and you'll get the chance to plan and run a small hospitality event.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entrance requirements; however, you will be interviewed to determine whether this is the right course for you. To get the best out of this course you should enjoy working in a busy environment and have a real interest in the hospitality industry.

The course includes the following units:

  • Developing Skills for Working in Hospitality
  • Developing Skills for Working in the Professional Kitchen
  • Front of House Operations
  • Hospitality Events


Personal Protective Clothing ( PPE) will be provided for you.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

The course is a mix of hands on experience and time in the classroom to consolidate the theory behind the industry. A college lecturer may come to school or you may be required to attend your local college.

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

Start date

In most schools this course will start in June.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

After completing this course you might consider:

  • NC Hospitality – at college
  • SVQs Professional Cookery – at college
  • A Modern Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery or Hospitality – work based

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This course is part of our schools-link senior phase programme and is embedded in your option choices at school. If this course is offered by your school speak to your Guidance Teacher and request an application form.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Argyll. UHI Argyll 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 age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.