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ALFIE – Introduction to Cooking Independently

Student cooking

Course Overview

The aim of this course is to develop cooking skills and enhance knowledge of how to cook healthy meals that don’t cost too much. Students will improve their personal, social, and employability skills.

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Fri, 04 Jul 2025

Entry Requirements

Only a basic skill level of cooking is required for this course with the ability to follow a recipe from start to finish with support. Students will be ...

Course information

The students will cook different dishes from around the world which are in season and work out how much each meal costs. This will help to enhance their knowledge of different cultures, sustainability, budgeting, English and communication skills.

35 Weeks From September 2023 to July 2024

Each week you will learn how to cook a different dish from around the world or a dish that is seasonal to the time of year and work out how much it costs. This might be a main course, a dessert, or a baked item such as a cake or bread. Over the duration of the course, you will try lots of new foods and comment on whether you like them or not. You will also learn about the history of the food you have cooked and about the other types of food that they eat in that country.

Students will all follow a Learning Criteria delivered over the year, assessments will be through tutor lead practical, classroom based activities and observations in class.

Entry Level NONE Non regulated Adult skills formula funded provision, Entry Level, Foundations for Learning and Life, 45 to 68 hrs, PW A

All of our courses are aimed to support students develop their employability skills and life skills. Where courses are set a different levels you may which to progress onto the higher level the following year.

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Start date Monday 4th September 2023
End Date Monday 1st July 2024
Start Time 1.15pm
End Time 3.15pm
Location: BCA