Cooking for Independence


Learners wishing to enrol on this course should be able to work independently and have good communication and listening skills. If you are unable to work independently you will need to come with someone to support you.

This course is for anyone who wants to become more independent in their home, planning and cooking healthy balanced meals. In these cookery sessions, you will learn various cooking methods, understand how to use kitchen equipment safely, the importance of food safety and hygiene practices.

You will learn food preparation, basic knife skills to help improve coordination, concentration, and motor skills. The practical skills gained on this course can help reduce anxiety, improve confidence, communication, social skills, and contribute towards a sense of wellbeing and greater independence at home.

Activities and work will be assessed by your tutor and you will receive feedback on your progress.

Course Length

Term 1 – 12 Weeks
Term 2 – 12 Weeks
Term 3 – 10 Weeks

You will be given the ingredients for week one only. You will be given the recipe for the following weeks ingredients to purchase independently. If you wish to take the cooked food home, please bring a suitable container to carry it in. Aprons are advisable.

Your tutor will discuss the progression opportunities with you.

Course Start Date(s)


Course Length

10 - 12 weeks

Course Price

Full Fee
£79.00 - 95.00

Discounted Fee
£45.00 - 54.00

Full Concession

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