Everyday Skills: Easy Cooking - Food from Around the World

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Course code:PE1461C

This course is specially designed for adults with learning disabilities and will develop your confidence in cooking independently and safely.

When and where


From 05 May 2023 to 30 Jun 2023
Fri 13:30-16:00

8 weeks

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05 May 2023

13:30 to 16:00

12 May 2023

13:30 to 16:00

19 May 2023

13:30 to 16:00

26 May 2023

13:30 to 16:00

09 Jun 2023

13:30 to 16:00

16 Jun 2023

13:30 to 16:00

23 Jun 2023

13:30 to 16:00

30 Jun 2023

13:30 to 16:00


Online learning


Fees and concessions

Free. There is no tuition fee charged for this course.

What the course is about

An easy to follow course for you to join at home and learn how to make fabulous food dishes from around the world. Your tutor will be cooking in their own kitchen and you will be able to cook along with them in your kitchen, by watching the lesson online and following instructions.

You will need to consider the level of support you may need during the sessions as the course will have one tutor delivering the lesson online. This means that if you need one-to-one support, you will have to ensure that you have someone with you in your kitchen, so you get the help you need.

You will need to have an apron, a chopping board, a knife, saucepan, a casserole dish, a set of scales, an oven and hob or other means of cooking, access to a sink, measuring spoons.

Your ingredient list will be given to you each week at the end of the session. The required food items for the first session will be sent to you upon enrolment. You must not wear sandals, flip flops, or open toed shoes. Your hair must be tied back if it is longer than the bottom of your ears and you must have somewhere to wash your hands - separate to the kitchen sink. (A washing up bowl with warm soapy water is adequate.)

Topics that may be covered include:<p></p><ul><li>Food Hygiene</li><li>Identifying food items and country of origin</li><li>Understanding of food groups, such as proteins, fats and carbohydrates</li><li>Tastes, textures and preferences</li><li>Seasoning with herbs and spices</li></ul><p>All our courses are made up of elements of speaking &amp; listening, reading and writing, and you will work using these elements throughout the course.

Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community. Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people.

Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience.

This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course.</p>

Pre-course information session or interview

There are no pre-course admission sessions or interviews in order to enrol on this course.

This course is specifically designed for adults who have a mild to moderate learning disability.

You may enrol in person at a centre or call 01202 123444.

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

We will be creating a cooking journal which will serve as a Personal Development Plan (PDP) which will help you review your progress towards achieving your goals during the course. Once completed, we can ensure that you have a copy - to use as a recipe book.

There is no qualification or examination attached to this course.

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

This course is specifically designed for adults who have a mild to moderate learning disability and may be particularly helpful to those who are working towards gaining independent living skills or when a qualification course is not the right option.

You do not need any previous experience in the subject but should have an interest in your own potential and what life has to offer. You will need to be prepared to take an active part in the sessions and to work in a group setting.

Materials and costs

You will need a notebook, pen and A4 folder.

During the first session your tutor will discuss additional materials you may need.

Next Step

Following the successful completion of this course, other courses at the next levels may be offered by Skills &amp; Learning or other local providers.

Additional information

<b>English, maths and computing skills:</b> all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.
<br><b>Refunds:</b> please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website <a href="" https:="" www.skillsandlearningace.com="" policies="" terms-and-conditions="" ""="">www.skillsandlearningace.com/policies/terms-and-conditions</a> or in our brochure.
<br><b>Attendance:</b> before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible
<br><b>Places on courses:</b> some of our courses will be in high demand and if you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from the taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills &amp; Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner and you will not be eligible to a refund it its outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.
<br><b>Fully funded learners:</b> if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.
<br><b>Home study:</b> you may be required to do some study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.
<br><b>Qualification Levels:</b> there is further information about qualification levels on our website. Some courses will have learners of different levels being taught in the same class with differentiated learning materials and activities appropriate to the qualification level.
<br><b>Proof of identity:</b> please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.
<br><b>Off-site activities:</b> with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.
<br><b>Parking at Centres:</b> parking at centres may be limited, please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website&nbsp;<a href="" https:="" www.skillsandlearningace.com="" our-centres="" ""="">www.skillsandlearningace.com/our-centres/</a>.
<br><b>Refreshments:</b> tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website&nbsp;<a href="" https:="" www.skillsandlearningace.com="" our-centres="" ""="">www.skillsandlearningace.com/our-centres/</a>.
<br><b>Unspent Criminal Convictions</b> we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to <a href="" https:="" www.skillsandlearningace.com="" policies="" ""="">www.skillsandlearningace.com/policies</a>.
<br>If you have any <b>accessibility or disability issues</b> that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course please contact:01202 123444 or e-mail <a href="" mailto:enquiries@salbcp.com""="">enquiries@salbcp.com</a>. All enquiries are treated in confidence.