Cookery - Easy Everyday Cooking (Online)

Course intent

Cooking is a great activity when you can relax, knowing you have the skills and know-how to make delicious food from scratch and take your time with it. This course will take the stress out of cooking, giving you creative ideas on how to make the most of your money and time to make simple and effective dishes.

This course intends to provide you with the skills and knowledge to produce tasty and healthy dishes from scratch. You will watch demonstrations of the dishes being created and ‘cook along’ fully supported by the tutor. The course intends to provide you with the knowledge to follow recipes and the confidence to adapt them for your preferences. By the end of the course you will have learnt a range of essential cooking and kitchen safety skills

What will we cover?

This is a general cookery course which will include starters, mains, sides, and desserts.

The course is largely learner-led, with the overall direction of the course being decided within the class, and the dishes taught being chosen with the learners’ wishes and tastes in mind. Specific dietary needs and personal preferences can therefore be considered.

Our courses build on past learning, week by week, to develop new abilities. You will find you make the most progress if you attend every lesson and complete any self-directed study opportunities provided

Who is this course for? Is there anything I need to know before joining?

This course is suitable for mixed abilities, but not for complete beginners. Less experienced or less confident cooks may be encouraged to limit the number of dishes they prepare. If you are new to cooking please enquire about our ‘Good Home Cooking – The Basics (HPT) course which may suit your needs better.

This course is suitable for vegetarians and those with any specific dietary requirements. The tutor will always be able to suggest alternative ingredients.

As our courses are taught in English, please contact us if you have any concerns about your level of English.

This course will be delivered through live online sessions using Zoom

To fully participate in this course you will need:

  • An email address
  • A reliable internet connection
  • A computer/laptop /tablet with a fully updated browser
  • microphone and webcam.

Once enrolled on this course you will receive detailed instructions for taking part online.

You will need to complete some course documentation to help assess your progress.

As our courses are taught in English, please contact us if you have any concerns about your level of English.

What do I need to bring to the first class? Will there be any extra costs?

The course fees do NOT include the cost of ingredients, and you are responsible for supplying your own ingredients for the lessons. You will receive an email before the start of the course, informing you of the ingredients and equipment you will need for your first lesson. Your tutor should be able to suggest alternatives for both ingredients and equipment, so discuss any concerns with them.

Please ensure you have an apron and tea-towels available.

Please also ensure you have a pen and reading glasses (if you use them), so that you can read and make notes on the recipes.

It is important to wear clothes and footwear suitable for a busy, hot kitchen.

You will need access to a computer/laptop/tablet with a reliable internet connection, working microphone, and webcam. If you struggle to read printed text on a screen, you may find it beneficial to have access to a printer to make your own hard copies of resources

What can I do when I finish the course?

At the end of the term, you may wish to re-enrol on the next Easy Everyday Cooking course, and at the end of the academic year, in discussion with your tutor, you can continue with this or maybe move to another of our regular Cookery courses. We have a range of general and more specialist cookery and baking courses available, throughout the year.

The tutor will also be able to advise you on external courses, workshops and other opportunities to develop your understanding, knowledge and skills

Additional information

Please do let us know if you have any allergy or food intolerance when you enrol on any one of our cookery courses. This information is important for your own wellbeing and will ensure the tutor can plan alternative ingredients or recipes where necessary.

We welcome learners with additional needs and disabilities. When you enrol please let us know if you would like to discuss your extra support needs with a member of the Supported Learning Team who will then contact you as soon as possible. If you are enrolling within 10 days of the course start date, we may not be able to contact you before your first class. Surrey Adult Learning values and always supports equality and diversity by promoting fairness and respect

How to enrol

You can't currently enrol online for this course, so please call 0300 200 1044 to express your interest or to make an enquiry for further information.

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  • Day: Tuesday
  • Start date: 10 Jan 2023
  • Time: 10am to 12pm
  • Cost: £92
  • Location: Online (Zoom)
  • Sessions: 5 sessions
  • Tutor: Helen Little
  • Course code: QHVS253NZA
  • Places: Call 0300 200 1044