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BTEC Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Skills Level 1 or 2 BTEC Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Skills

The course is designed to support and develop your existing skills and knowledge to enable you to cook healthy and cost-effective food independently. The course is aimed at 2nd and 3rd year students who have previously been assessed on the Independent Living Skills programme. 

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver has developed this course, which has been inspired by his food initiatives and campaigns, in partnership with BTEC. He is passionate that people should have the skills required to cook meals from scratch and that with a little food knowledge creating exciting seasonal food doesn’t need to be costly or time consuming.  Visit www.jamieshomecookingskills.com for more information.

100% Pass Rate in 2014!

All eight of our students on the Level 1 and Level 2 course passed! Please visit our Facebook page to view the photo gallery.

Close up shot of Charlotte sitting outside RNC Halls of ResidenceWhy study BTEC Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Skills?

The overall aim of this course is for you to independently cater for yourselves and others, either at home or university, and this course aims to:

What will I study?

Building on the existing skills that you have learnt in your 1st or 2nd year of Independent Living Skills training at RNC, you will:


Select this link to read more about Charlotte, a Level 2 BTEC Jamie Oliver Cooking Skills student


Benefits of studying Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Skills at RNC

The course will be tailored to meet your individual learning style and learning requirements, for example, recipes can be in large print, Braille, audio or electronic format. You will benefit from the College’s small class sizes and have one-to-one time with teaching staff.  Due to your visual impairment you can also be allocated additional time to complete tasks. Classes take place in adapted kitchens with specialist equipment available at all times.

What Next?

Self-Catering Scheme

Once you and our Independent Living Skills (ILS) Team are confident of your ability, you may wish to consider self-catering. The self-catering scheme is ideal if you are planning to progress on to university or move into your own home after RNC.

With on-going support and advice from the ILS Team and your Residential Support Team, you can elect to be either half board and produce one or two meals a day for yourself, or produce all meals for yourself. Depending on which option you select, some or all of your meal allowance will be paid into your bank account.  With support, you are then able to plan and budget and be responsible for purchasing and storing ingredients and preparing your meals.