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Healthy Cooking (Low Fat/Carb)

Course Code: AIP1-HEA

Level: 1
Subject area: Hospitality & Catering

Qualification: College Certificate
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: Six weeks
When you'll study: Mondays, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

About the course

Make the kitchen the heartbeat of the household, with healthy eating activities. Finding healthy recipes that you can cook is the easy part – it’s the execution that many struggle with. Therefore, during these evening sessions we will provide you with the opportunity to be creative and produce a whole host of healthy alternatives. 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 assessment methods for this course.

What's next?

You may progress onto a range of hospitality and catering courses at the College.

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.