Introduction to skills in the Kitchen

Ref: C3127456

The students will be learning about healthy food choices, and about preparing it safely in the kitchen. They will be exploring the skills needed to work in the catering and hospitality business, and building on basic skills. How to do things safely in and around the kitchen and building confidence in all skills. Looking at food labels and choosing healthy things to eat.

Additional information about this course

This course is a partnership course with the My Options service. It is therefore only open to students that attend the Enterprise and skills hub and the Southwood Hub.

Course aim

Give an insight into skills in the kitchen, and at home. Healthy eating, and nutrition. Health and safety which must be used in the catering industry

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Identify 5 main food groups e.g proteins, carbohydrates
  • Give 2 examples of changes that could be made for a more healthy choice
  • Identify 2 rules of basic food hygiene
  • Give 3 healthy ways of cooking foods
  • Give 2 ways to protect yourself or others in the kitchen

How will I be taught?

  • Most of your learning will take place in your class, but one or two sessions will be online using WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas, working by yourself or engaging with other students. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit:
  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • a notebook, pen A folder to keep handouts and work in

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • nothing is required before you start

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Introduction to skills in the Kitchen

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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