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Introduction to Cooking

Course Code: AIP2

Level: 2
Subject area: Hospitality & Catering
Awarding body: OCNLR
Qualification: Award
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: Ten weeks
When you'll study: 5.00pm to 9.00pm

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About the course

It doesn’t need to cost a fortune to create delicious, home-cooked meals! This course can help you to develop the skills to prepare tasty and cheap recipes at home. You will cover a variety of subjects such as food preparation and cooking, good practice in the kitchen and beverage making. In addition to this, you will learn how to create dishes using a whole host of foods from meats and fish to grains and pulses.

What you'll learn

This level 2 course is an introduction to food, drink and cooking comprised on the following units:

  • basic food preparation and cooking
  • developing good practice skills for use in the kitchen
  • cooking with meat, fish and vegetables
  • baking bread, pastry, cakes and biscuits
  • identifying and using grains, pulses and dairy produce in cooking


Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.


There are no exams for this course. However, you will be assessed on each module.

What's next?

After this course, you will be able to create low cost and healthy dishes. You could go on to study a hospitality and catering course at the College.

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.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.