Hospitality NC

What is special about this course?

This stimulating course is aimed at those who wish to work in the Hospitality industry .

The NC Hospitality course consists of twelve units and is three days a week in college with one days work experience.  Students also attend classes in Communication, Numeracy and IT which are taught out with the department.  Students also do training in the Overblikk Training Restaurant which is open to the public one day a week in term time.

Entry requirements

For the NC in Hospitality four National 4 passes are required. One needs to be in English

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

You will study by way of class-room based lectures and tutorials in College and by using on-line support materials.

The Course is continuously assessed.

How long will my course last?


1 year

Where can I study my course?

    Start date



    Full time

    If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course. Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.

    Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.

    Part time

    Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver. Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver. Please contact the college to enquire.

    If you are eligible, you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 a year towards a course.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    HNC in Professional Cookery.

    Is there more information available online?

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    I want to start in 2020/21

    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Orkney College UHI. Orkney College 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.