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Cooking on a Budget for Speakers of Other Languages

Course Code: AIP1-ESOL

Level: 1, E
Subject area: Hospitality & Catering
Awarding body: City College Plymouth
Qualification: Award
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: Four weeks
When you'll study: Mondays, 2.00pm - 6.00pm or 5.00pm - 9.00pm

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About the course

Do you want to improve your English and learn a new skill at the same time? On this course, you’ll learn basic skills working in the hospitality and catering industry in a supportive and friendly environment. This course is ideal for those who are keen to begin a career but may be worried about joining an industry in their second language. It will provide you a solid foundation from which you can move onto higher level courses.

Please note; this course is aimed at student for whom English is not their first language. If this does not apply to you, please see our alternative course opti

What you'll learn

This course will cover a variety of topics, including;

  • introduction to food, drink and cooking
  • basic cooking skills
  • basic food preparation and cooking
  • cooking with meat, fish and vegetables
  • baking bread, pastry and dairy products
  • grains, pulses and dairy products.
Entry requirements

You will need to have entry level 2 functional skills in English in order to be successful on this course.


There will be two practical assessments and two short, written exams.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you may wish to progress to the Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

This course is aimed at those who are interested in beginning a career in the construction industry and who have English as their second language.


Course Code: AIP1-ESOL

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £250

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A  or   B
19 - 23 A  or   B(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A  or   B

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.