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Introduction to Food, Drink and Cooking

Course Code: AIPE3

Level: E
Subject area: Hospitality & Catering
Awarding body: OCNL
Qualification: Award
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: Four weeks
When you'll study: Thursday, 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 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 entry level course is an introduction to food, drink and cooking comprised on the following units:

  • know different kitchen utensils and equipment
  • understand the importance of preparing balanced nutritious meals
  • be able to prepared hot and cold drinks
  • be able to recognise good that does not need to be cooked
  • be able to prepare simple hot and cold snacks


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 can go on to study the Level 1 Cooking on a Budget course.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

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.