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Cooking on a Budget

Subject Area

Hospitality & Catering

Student Type


Study Mode

Part Time

What is the course about?

This short course is designed to boost your confidence and give you some ideas for quick and healthy meals on a budget.

Why should I choose the course?

This course is ideal for those who wish to learn how to cook basic recipes and gain ideas to create tasty and simple meals without comprising on taste.

What will I learn?

On this course you will cover a variety of topics that may include:

· Planning meals using a small budget and how to make the most of available produce to make it go further whilst keeping to a weekly budget

· Help you select dry store cupboard essentials

· Be able to prepare and produce healthy dishes quickly

· Build confidence to develop dishes, cookery techniques, and further improve your tasting skills

· Learn how to weigh and measure appropriate products.

All students must wear a full covered shoe without a heel, tie long hair back, and wear a hat or cap along with an apron. Jewellery must be removed when in the kitchen.

If you would like more information on the learning outcomes, please email

What will the course lead on to?

We offer a wide range of accredited and non-accredited courses, please contact our Learner Services Team for further information.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Studying this course with us means you will be part of an industry-led, public-serving department that has previously held the prestigious AA Rosette ‘Highly Commended’ and the People 1st Silver Hospitality Award. Our students achieved gold and ‘Best in Class’ awards at the Welsh International Culinary Championships 2019 and were also regional winners at the Seafood Chef of the Year Competition 2018. Our dedicated staff have a wealth of skills and industry experience to share with you.

What are the entry requirements?

You must be over 19, have an interest in the subject area, and be willing to partake in classroom activities, discussions and to self-assess your weekly progress using an individual learning plan at the end of each session.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

You will need to provide food containers take your dishes home. You will also require a notebook and pen for taking notes.

It is important that you advise the college if you have any food allergies. You should advise the college both at enrolment and with the tutor at your first class.

Careers Information

Course options


4 Weeks
Class Times
18:00 - 20:30
Warrington Campus
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee
Not Applicable

Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

Fees Information
You may receive a discount* if in receipt of an eligible benefit or your income is below £19,305. *Ts&Cs apply.
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