Course title:
Developing Me - Balancing your diet and managing portion sizes
Rachel Crofts
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Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Fri 25 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM 2.5
Fri 04 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM 2.5
Fri 11 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM 2.5
Fri 18 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM 2.5
Total sessions: 4
Total number of classroom hours: 10
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 10
Fri 25 Feb 2022
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fri 04 Mar 2022
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fri 11 Mar 2022
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fri 18 Mar 2022
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 1 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
£0.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners
This course is for beginners
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Students will need access to a working kitchen containing a hob, oven and a blender or stick blender is always useful. Ingredient lists will be shared roughly one week in advance and students will need to buy ingredients for each week.
Course aim:
Beginners cookery class to promote healthy eating through portion control
Course description:
This beginners' cookery class will cover basic techniques needed to cook delicious meals from scratch. We will consider a balanced diet and how to achieve one without having to give up favourite snacks and dishes. Students are able to ask for adaptations or make requests via canvas before the course starts. This class has a relaxed pace, and time is allocated at the end of every session to eat together and enjoy each other's company.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Make several meals from scratch
2. Follow a recipe
3. Utilise simple techniques to prepare vegetables
4. Explain what it meant by the term 'healthy diet'
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

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WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit

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What next?

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