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Healthy Italian Cookery

  • Overview of the course

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    This introductory course complements our other cooking courses, this will help develop your confidence and cooking skills within the kitchen. You will learn how to use healthy ingredients, being able to substitute ingredients and using less unhealthy options. You will develop your knife skills and safety in the kitchen when using appliances and utensils, whilst being aware of good food and personal hygiene. The course will also help you understand weights and measurements when reading and using recipes.

    Be able to create and cook a selection of Italian dishes.
  • What you'll learn

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    You will:
    • Develop kitchen techniques such as preparation and cooking Methods.
    • Understand safety in the kitchen when using different appliances and utensils, such as knife skills and different cutting techniques.
    • Recognise healthier ingredients and the benefits they can give you, being able to substitute less healthy options.
    • Practise good food and personal hygiene and recognise the importance of practising these.
    • Demonstrate measuring skills, for weighing ingredients when using recipes.
    • Create and cook a selection of Italian dishes.
  • Entry requirements

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    To join the course you MUST be 19 or over. You MUST be a beginner and you will need to be an independent learner. Your English language must be at good Entry 2 level or above. You must have basic IT skills e.g. use mouse, keyboard and navigate the web. The tutor may move you onto a more suitable course.
    • No previous experience or qualification is required, but an interest in cooking or how to improve your diet to eat healthier.
    • Have a basic knowledge regarding using knives and appliances.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Bolton College recognises the achievements of its learners by presenting them with a certificate at the end of the course, rewarding their efforts and celebrating the skills that they have acquired. As this is a non-accredited course (not a qualification) you will work towards a college certificate of achievement by passing all your agreed learning outcomes.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    • A ring binder folder to keep your work organised is essential.
    • You will also need to bring a pen and a notepad to take notes.
    • A apron to protect your clothes and for hygiene
    • A tea towel and oven cloth
    • A relevant container to take your completed dish home ( tutor will advise you which container maybe suitable, sometimes need 2)
    • You can bring your own device to support learning
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Neringer Kvitnickyte Tutor 01204 482900 Shirley Pinches Hub Manager 01204 482920
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    Use the yellow 'enrol' button to request to join this course.
    Please note: if you enrol without meeting the course entry requirements your place may be cancelled and a refund provided.
  • Groups and Times

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    Location: Deane & Derby Community Learning Centre. Group: A. First class: 12 June 2024. Last class: 24 Jul 2024
    • Wednesday : 09:15 - 12:15
  • Future opportunities

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    You can progress on to other Cooking or Baking courses at one of our local Adult Learning Centres. We have a wide range of healthy cooking and baking course if you want to try something completely different. Your tutor will give you advice and guidance on other courses within the college and can signpost you for more advice and training.
    If you are interested in further developing skills and would look to develop your skills for employment, more advanced courses could be available.

    Other courses available to support your learning:

    • Free English and maths courses for those who have not yet attained a grade at C at GCSE (grade 4 equivalent)
    • Free digital literacy courses for beginners in computing and tablets
    • Free positive steps to wellbeing courses to support improved mental wellbeing, health and confidence
    • A range of employability skills courses

    Information, advice and guidance is available at all Bolton College centres. Our Adult Community Learning Job Coach is available to support learners who are seeking employment.
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £67.00

    Courses fees are subject to change.
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):


    The best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We endeavour to staff this service from 9am – 7pm, Monday to Thursdays and until 4pm on Fridays (during term time).
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is still very important to us and so there may continue to be an element of study outside of the classroom during the, academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during these times or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via
  • Disclaimer

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    Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    09:15 - 12:15
    3.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    6 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane & Derby Community Learning Centre

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