Community Cookery

Ref: C3840343

Hospitality and Catering course that may lead to professional cookery, food safety and hygiene.

Course aim

Practice of key concepts in the kitchen, serving a three course meal with specific regard to safety, hygiene and new cookery & baking techniques.

Who is the course for?

Anyone who enjoys participating in group activities and is willing to learn more about different types of cooking techniques.

What topics will this course cover

The course will cover everything from preparation of traditional dishes to health and safety within the kitchen environment and Health and Hygiene.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1. Identify at least three important hygeine requirements when handling food 2. Demonstrate three new cooking techniques 3. Identify at least three key dangers to personal health and safety in the kitchen 4. Prepare a three course meal in a professional kitchen setting for a large group 5. Demonstrate Basic knife skills and the safe use and maintenance of kitchen equipment.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Progression will be measured via the use of initial ongoing practical assessments. There will also be ongoing peer and group assessments over the duration of the course.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

The students are required to bring an apron and if hair is excessively long, hair nets will be provided. If hair is of a manageable length caps will be fine. Practical clothes and non slip shoes are required for every student (student to provide).

Reading and information sources


What could the course lead to?

Sign posting = IAG WEA higher level course Employability guidance Volunteering in the community General cook books to help their ability to read and understand basic/complex food dishes and practice their skills via the preparation of said dishes. Level 1 in professional cookery.

Download full course outline

Community Cookery Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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