BTEC Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Skills Level 1 or 2
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 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.
Why 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:
- Build confidence
- Encourage healthy eating
- Develop alternative cooking methods
- Get you ready for independent living
- Encourage team work in a busy environment
- Give you a richer understanding of food preparation and cooking through practical and theory based learning
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:
- Cook a range of food/meals, including poached eggs, omelettes, healthy full breakfast, cakes and desserts, fish dishes, lasagne and salads
- Learn skills around time keeping, food safety and hygiene, knife skills, food preparation, recipe planning
- Also learn where food originates and how it is sourced and packaged
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.
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.