Catering and Hospitality

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There are many levels of study available depending on whether you're just starting out or are currently working in a hospitality setting and want to increase your skillset

Invest in your skills to join this competitive employment sector. Did you know...

  • Hospitality accounts for 8.6% of Scotland’s jobs and contributes £4bn to the Scottish economy
  • Tourism is one of Scotland’s growth sectors and there is an incredible range of careers – from management, finance or personnel, event management, to running an award-winning kitchen, or even adventure tour guiding
  • 10% of our region’s businesses registered in the Accommodation and Food Services sector, it’s the second-largest employing sector in our region
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Hospitality NC

This practical, flexible programme will enable you to acquire and develop the skills and knowledge needed to access a higher level of study in Hospitality or Professional Cookery or to move into the employment market in the hospitality industry.

  • Where? All centres with block placement in Oban
  • Full-time or Part-time? Full-time
  • Want to find out more? Visit the course page
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Hospitality Operations HNC

Hospitality is a growth industry both nationally and internationally, covering hotels, restaurants, pubs, leisure and travel. It needs good, trained staff and this course introduces you to the supervisory skills required for a successful and fulfilling career.

Our hospitality programmes aim to give you exciting and interesting practical experience in our own kitchens and through our partnerships with external organisations.

  • Where? All centres with block placement in Oban
  • Full-time or Part-time? Full-time or Part-time (structured)
  • Want to find out more? Visit the course page
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Events Management BA (Hons)

The BA (Hons) Events Management balances a range of business and event subjects to ensure graduates have the skills to find employment in the event management industry.

  • Where? All centres with block placement in Oban
  • Full-time or Part-time? Full-time or Part-time (structured)
  • Want to find out more? Visit the course page
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Professional Cookery NC SCQF Level 5

This a course that will give the student a broad grounding as a chef both with practical skills and underpinning knowledge.

The course is suitable for young students leaving school who are interested in cookery as a career, it is also suitable for people who may wish to move into the hospitality industry as a change of career it would also suit someone who wishes to validate their experience as a chef or wished to further their career

  • Where? Arran, Campbeltown, Dunoon, Helensburgh, Islay, Lochgilphead, Oban, Rothesay
  • Full-time or Part-time? Full-time
  • Want to find out more? Visit the course page
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Professional Cookery NC SCQF Level 6

Suitable if you have completed Professional Cookery at SCQF Level 5, or if you have extensive experience in the kitchen and want to further your career. The course covers not only food creation such as patisserie and preparing hot and cold dishes, but also financial management to help your kitchen stay economically sustainable.

  • Where? Arran, Campbeltown, Dunoon, Helensburgh, Islay, Lochgilphead, Oban, Rothesay
  • Full-time or Part-time? Full-time
  • Want to find out more? Visit the course page