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Overview

This course is for students who are interested in cooking, baking and developing independent living skills. Students will spend part of the course working in a kitchen environment and cooking each week.

Students will gain practical skills in the kitchen to develop, improve confidence and experience in cooking and baking.

Our friendly, specialist staff will offer the extra encouragement that may be needed as students start the next stage of learning. Students will be fully supervised during their time in the kitchen.

Course description

Students will study a Certificate in Using Employability Skills, as well as maths and English to build the skills needed for improving independence on the next step in their career pathway.

Students can also take part in visiting restaurants to experience different types of food, local trips and visits, along with other enrichment activities within the College to build confidence and develop social skills.

Students will have the opportunity to take part in a baking competition. As part of the programme they will also focus on health and wellbeing and how this can support physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing, whilst cooking and eating.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

  • Improve skills in living independently
  • Improve skills in cooking and baking
  • Preparation in employability and development skills
  • Preparation for functional maths and English, which may lead to Functional Skills qualifications Improve healthy eating and cooking choices. Health and safety in the kitchen

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year £1000.00- Exam Fee:£96 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.

Student satisfaction

Satisfaction rating Recommendation rating
97/100 89/100
Satisfaction comment Recommendation comment
I enjoy my course I would recommend the college to family and friends