Hospitality and Catering SCQF (7093)

Last Updated: 14 Feb 2020
This suite of Hospitality and Catering qualifications covers a range of knowledge and skills at various levels to support learners from entry to employment to career progression within the industry.
For learners who wish to pursue a career in the Hospitality and Catering Industry and work towards becoming a professional chef, food and beverage operative or work as a Barista.

Qualifications available:

Certificate in Professional Food and Beverage Service at SCQF Level 4
Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery at SCQF Level 4
Diploma in Professional Cookery at SCQF Level 5
Award in Barista Skills at SCQF Level 5


These qualifications are suitable for learners with limited skills who are looking to progress in their current role or who are looking for their first role in the industry.

There are no formal entry requirements or age restrictions for these qualifications making them ideal for those looking for their very first job or for a career change.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • Scotland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?
If you are new to the industry and want to gain a good understanding of catering work, enough to succeed in a kitchen or food and beverage environment or move on to further progression, the SCQF level 4 qualifications are ideal for you.

If you already have some basic skills and experience as a chef or as a Barista, and wish to gain a qualification to increase your skills and knowledge and help you pursue more senior roles in the industry the SCQF level 5 qualifications are ideal for you.
What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?
To deliver these qualifications, centres/colleges will need to provide their learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

SCQF 4

Certificate in Professional Food and Beverage Service at SCQF Level 4 is ideal for those interested in working front of house in a restaurant. You will build the skills and knowledge required to deliver a high level of service in a variety of environments, covering areas such as food service, food safety, handling payments, bookings, serving hot and cold beverages, bar service and menu design.

Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery at SCQF Level 4 is for those who work or aspire to work as a chef in the catering and hospitality sector. It is ideal for school leavers who aspire to a career in this industry. This is a good progression route onto qualifications at SCQF Level 5.

Certificate in Introduction to Professional Food and Beverage Service at SCQF Level 4 (7093-04)
Last Registration Date: 31 Jan 2023 Supportive services: SmartScreen

7093-04 Certificate in Introduction to Professional Food and Beverage Service at SCQF Level 4

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 25 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 179 - 183 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/01/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery at SCQF Level 4 (7093-14)
Last Registration Date: 31 Jan 2023

7093-14 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery at SCQF Level 4

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 61 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 440 - 440 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/01/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SCQF 5

Diploma in Professional Cookery at SCQF Level 5 is ideal for those who already have some basic skills and experience as a chef, working under supervision. This qualifications will increase your skills and enable you to pursue a more senior role or progress to qualifications at SCQF Level 6.

Award in Barista Skills at SCQF Level 5 focuses specifically on the skills needed to become a barista in a range of hospitality environments.
Award in Barista Skills at SCQF Level 5 (7093-05)
Last Registration Date: 31 Jan 2023

7093-05 Award in Barista Skills at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 2 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 20 - 20 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/01/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Diploma in Professional Cookery at SCQF Level 5 (7093-15)
Last Registration Date: 31 Jan 2023

7093-15 Diploma in Professional Cookery at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 66 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 438 - 438 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/01/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

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Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

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Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form