Course Description

Course Description
Medway Adult Education and Medway Council are proud to offer local residents with learning difficulties and disabilities our Supported Learning programme, which provides a range of creative and practical subjects. We aim to empower our learners, with appropriate challenge and stimulation to build confidence and contribute to them leading fuller lives, including more engagement in the community and helping independence.

It is possible to start courses throughout the year, and pro-rata payment options are available. So if you see a course has already started and there are spaces on there then it will be possible to join.

Every course has a Learning Support Assistant, working with the tutor.
Prosp Description
Courses will take place in our new Gillingham Centre opening in September 2022. We will have an accessible, dedicated kitchen, with brand new equipment. Intermediate cooking skills classes provides an opportunity for people to learn, engage and be inspired by nutritional cookery whilst gaining both essential life skills, confidence-building experiences, developing a deeper understanding of cooking and how to adapt recipes to their liking. Develop weighing and measuring skills with confidence to replicate skills learnt in sessions at home.

This class is specially designed to develop an understanding of food hygiene, advanced knife skills, food storage and safety in the kitchen in a fun, in depth and personalised way. You will also learn how to create delicious recipes using a range of cooking styles that will prepare you for independent life. Plan a meal, prepare and cook it with learners going to the local shops to purchase food items. You will build up a great collection of recipes and techniques to use every day and take away with you at the end of the course.
Learners will:

• Gain understanding and practice health, food and hygiene.
• Use knives, cooking and kitchen equipment safely.
• Create a range of dishes from different cultures, linked to celebrations and events.
• Use a range of preparation, cooking and presentation methods.
• Demonstrate understanding of nutrition, food groups and healthy eating.
• Practice maths skills through weighing, measuring and timing.

Prosp Learn
This course is suitable for those with some cooking experience, or have completed our introduction to cooking skills course. Those who have previously attended and wish to further their skill are also welcomed. The course is fully inclusive and activities can be adapted to suit those with mobility needs including wheelchair users. Prosp Suitable
All new learners must have a pre-course meeting to establish their best starting point and what support we can provide. Please call 01634 338400 and ask to book a Supported Learning pre-course meeting. Prosp Anything Else
NO Prosp Additional Costs
Your tutor can talk to you about other subject related courses available. After completing this course you can enrol on our intermediate cookery course.

Medway Adult Education works with many partners locally such as UCA and the University of Kent; information about their courses can be found in our studios, café and on Moodle. Medway has an exciting and wide-range of events, exhibitions and activities to inspire and help you make further progress - please see the community noticeboards in the Rochester centre and again on Moodle. Your tutor will be able to talk through with you individual progression options.
If you wish to explore your learning, work or career options, you can speak to a fully trained careers advisor on 0800 100 900. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
If you need further advice please telephone 01634 338400.
Prosp After
In order to get the most out of your course you will need to attend as many sessions as possible. We recommend at least 90%. If you do have a holiday booked during term time please let the tutor know in advance so that we can help you catch up on missed sessions and ensure that you still achieve the course outcomes. If you are unavoidably ill or unable to attend please contact 01634 338400 so that we can let your tutor know. Prosp Attendance
2.00 hrs per session
34 session(s)