Catering and Hospitality student in the kitchen with cooking utensils in the background

Cooking for Independent Living

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Course Content

The course is designed to give a basic understanding on how to produce substantial healthy meals at home on a limited budget.

  • Work in a safe and hygienic manner
  • Learn basic vegetable preparation skills
  • Learn basic meat and poultry preparation skills
  • Learn about a range of different cooking skills
  • Learn how to plan a budget for basic shopping skills
  • Learn about the importance of not wasting food
  • Understand the need for a healthy diet

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for those learners who want to be able to plan, cook and serve a healthy meal at home. Students who want to improve basic cooking skills and lack confidence. Students who may struggle to shop wisely.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Future opportunities / Career options

Possible progression to an Entry Level Catering & Hospitality course

When does the course run?

September 2019

Course Fees

Courses are free for all students aged 16 – 18 (or up to 24 if you declare a disability and have an Education, Health & Care Plan).