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Level 1 Award in Culinary Skills - Beat the Takeaway

Subject Area

Hospitality & Catering

Student Type


Study Mode

Part Time

Course Type

Adult Further Education

What is the course about?

This is a course that teaches you how to make tasty meals at home instead of ordering costly takeaways. You’ll learn recipes, cooking techniques, and ways to save time while still enjoying delicious homemade food.

Why should I choose the course?

You should choose the “Beat the Takeaway” course because it teaches you how to make interesting and delicious meals at home, saving money and giving you control over what you eat. It’s fun, practical, and helps you become a better cook!

What will I learn?

In the “Beat the Takeaway” course, you will learn various techniques to enhance your cooking skills. These will include knife skills, flavour combinations, proper seasoning, efficient meal planning, cooking shortcuts, and strategies to recreate the flavours and textures found in your favourite takeaway dishes, all within the comfort of your own kitchen.

What will the course lead on to?

This course is a basic level 1 course and will therefore give you the skills to progress to a more advanced level 2 course.

Are there any links with industry and university?

We have excellent links with local and national employers, including Greene King Pubs, Local hotels and restaurants.

Working with talented professionals will boost your skills and provide you with valuable industry insight. We ensure that your course is full of opportunities to learn from the best. We currently work with one of the best chefs in the country, Gary Usher from Elite Bistros, along with Michelin star chef Aiden Byrne, famous for restaurants such as The Church Green. Chefs including Rob Bruford from Dine Catering have been so impressed by our students that they have offered them jobs upon completion of their courses.

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?

We always put learning at the centre of all we do. We have dedicated and passionate teaching staff who are highly experienced in their own right. All teaching staff bring a wealth of both industry and educational experience to the department, ensuring that you will have an excellent learning experience with us. We have fully equipped and professional kitchens which service Buckley’s Restaurant where you, your friends and family can book in to enjoy high quality service and great food and receive the support of a dedicated hospitality and catering technician to further support you during your time with us.

What are the entry requirements?

To have an interest in the subject area. Be willing to partake in classroom activities and discussions and to self-assess your weekly progress using an individual learning plan at the end of each session and have a minimum Entry 3 in English.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

You would need to purchase an Apron and have footwear suitable for a kitchen environment, this will be discussed at your interview.

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Course options


10 Weeks
Class Times
09:15 - 12:15
Warrington Campus
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee
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