Hospitality and Professional Cookery

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The HN awards Hospitality and Professional Cookery provide recognised qualifications that are understood and respected by employers in all areas of the hospitality industry. They will provide a sound educational and experiential background demanded by certain employers.

These qualifications contain both theoretical and practical Units. The theoretical Units will underpin the knowledge required to gain employment in this sector, as well as allowing progression to further academic and/or professional qualifications.

Within this sector SQA has produced Higher National Group Awards in the following subjects:


Industry Consultation

We are currently reviewing our HN Professional Cookery and Hospitality qualifications and would like to gather feedback from employers to help ensure that future qualifications meet the needs of the hospitality industry.

Two surveys have been put together to allow employers to let us about know the skills and knowledge they look for when recruiting hospitality staff. One survey relates specifically to chef roles and one relates to front of house roles. We would be grateful if you could spare a few minutes to complete a relevant survey:

Professional Cookery






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