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

Cooking for Independent Living

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This is a Skills Builder course which is designed to help develop your confidence to enable you to move onto an accredited course as well as independence, confidence and skills for daily living.

Course Content

  • Safely prepare fruit, vegetables, fish and meat
  • Work in a hygienic way
  • Evaluating performance
  • Adapting recipes to suit different people – e.g. their family

What skills will the course develop?

  • Confidence
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Teamwork

Who is the course for?

  • People aged 16 – 18
  • People aged up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan

Entry requirements

Happy to cook and take part in all practical activities. Safe and sensible behaviour and careful use of all kitchen equipment.


Successful completion of a wide range of activities, designed to make them be as independent as possible could lead to acceptance onto an Entry Level 2 catering 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).