Hospitality Industry Service Skills SCQF Level 4 SVQ

What is special about this course?

This is a full time course aimed at people who wish to pursue a career or volunteering in the hospitality industry and who have little or no experience.  In semester one students will study a number of modules related to hospitality and will spend time preparing our realistic working environment in the Training restaurant. The group will also take part in food production and service in the T CoZy Café one day a week.

In semester 2 students will undertake a work placement as part of their studies.

Entry requirements

None specifically but completion of progression courses would be an advantage.

  • Maintain Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Maintain Excellent Standards of Personal  Behaviour in Hospitality
  • Work Effectively as Part of a Hospitality Team
  • Maintain Customer Care
  • Maintain Food Safety in a Hospitality Environment
  • Clean Windows From the Inside
  • Help to Clean and Maintain Furnished Areas
  • Clean and Store Crockery and Cutlery
  • Prepare Vegetables
  • Cook Vegetables
  • Prepare and Clear Areas for Food and Beverage Service
  • Prepare and Finish Simple Salad and Fruit Dishes
  • Prepare hot and Cold Sandwiches
  • Prepare and Cook Pasta
  • Prepare and Cook Rice
  • REHIS Introduction to Food Safety Course
  • Work Experience







Contact Sheila Chapman Curriculum Leader: Email:

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

In class and on work placement.

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

The course has been developed in discussion with local employers and gives people with the opportunity to work towards an SVQ Level 1 inHospitality Services.

Students taking the course will gain experience and a qualification that will hopefully help them find work in the local hospitality sector.

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Orkney, Kirkwall


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?

Volunteering or employment in the local hospitality sector,

Is there more information available online?

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