Business and hospitality

Our Business and Hospitality section offers a range of courses in subjects such as: accounting, business, management, events, professional cookery and hospitality.

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Our business courses are delivered in a variety of learning and teaching modes, including full time, part time, flexible, work based and open learning. Each course has clear progression routes.

Our section is well resourced and teaching staff provide a high level of first-line guidance and support to all learners. The learning and teaching spaces are well equipped and you have access to excellent computing facilities with internet access from college computers.

We also offer work-based SVQ awards in Business and Administration and in Management. These qualifications can be studied at a range of levels and there are clear progression routes from one level to the next for students who wish to continue in their studies. The SVQ programmes are undertaken by candidates in their own workplaces with regular support from college assessors. You will build up an e-portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your competence within your respective workplaces using the latest technology.

Professional cookery courses are work-based qualifications designed for chefs who would like to build on their skills and knowledge. A range of different levels are available making professional cookery ideal if you have just started in the industry or you would like to recognise existing skills with a formal qualification.

Our professional cookery courses can form part of a Modern Apprenticeship programme. You should apply through Train Shetland for these courses. If you are aged 20 or over, your employer may be able to apply for a Skills Development Grant for Business from HIE Shetland to fund your training. Please contact us for advice on these options.


Celia Smith - tel: 01595 771000

Facilities at a glance

Facilities at a glance

  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Well-stocked library
  • Excellent computer facilities
  • Internet access
  • A brand new training kitchen at the Gremista campus
  • A variety of specialist small equipment is available for preparing items such as ice cream, pastry goods and chocolate ribbons

Why study?

Why study?

Good reasons to study in our Business and Hospitality section

  • Good levels of student support available
  • Keep your academic and career opportunities open and learn a range of theory and practical skills in the business discipline
  • Excellent library facilities for researching and studying
  • The content of each business course is very much related to the world of work
  • Hospitality courses are developed to match the skills industry requires
  • An opportunity to gain additional cookery skills at Flavour of Shetland, the Shetland Food Festival and other events
  • Visits to trade exhibitions and hospitality facilities locally and on the mainland
  • A wide variety of career opportunities in a growing sector with good promotional prospects