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Food is Fun! (Cooking for Families)

Course Code: AIP1-FAM

Level: 1
Subject area: Hospitality & Catering
Awarding body: City College Plymouth
Qualification: College Certificate
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: Six weeks
When you'll study: Mondays, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

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About the course

Make the kitchen the heartbeat of the household, with activities for all! Finding recipes that the family can cook together is the easy part – it’s the execution that many struggle with. Therefore, during these after school sessions, the family will get the opportunity to be creative and produce a whole host of tasty meals for the dinner table, BBQ or special events. Sign up now and let the fun begin!!

What you'll learn

The course covers the following areas: 

  • the principal methods of cooking
  • typical cooking methods for different produce
  • prepare, cook and present simple dishes safely and hygienically, using wet and dry methods
  • clean work areas and equipment safely and hygienically during and after preparing and cooking food 
  • safe working practices for different cooking methods
  • how to plan and cost nutritionally balanced meals
  • plan a two-course meal, taking into account basic nutritional value and costs
  • cook a meal using fresh ingredients and convenience foods 
  • use domestic kitchen equipment to produce a meal
  • produce a dish using different food preparation methods
  • the importance of health and safety in a domestic kitchen.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


There are no exams.

What's next?

Parents may progress to a range of hospitality and catering courses at the College. Those aged 14-16 can join the College’s Young Chef Academy.

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.)

Short course

Course Code: AIP1-FAM

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £60

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.