MySkills BTEC Home Cooking Skills

Here, you'll find everything you need to study for or to teach our BTEC Level 1 and 2 Awards in Home Cooking Skills, including the specification and details of teaching resources.

Developed in partnership with chef Jamie Oliver, our Home Cooking Skills qualifications are inspired by Jamie’s healthy eating campaigns and feature over 80 of his recipes.

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Specification

Specification

BTEC Award in Home Cooking Skills specification
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Qualification type:
BTEC Specialist qualification
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Home Cooking Skills (QCF)
Level:
Level 1
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Guided Learning Hours (GLH):
40
Credits:
4
Qualification number (QN):
500/8084/2
Qualification framework:
Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)
Eligible for funding in England for:
Pre-16, 16-18, 18+
Availability:
UK and international
First teaching:
2010
Review date: ? This is the date by which we must have decided to extend, withdraw or replace a qualification.
  • Sun Dec 31 15:19:00 GMT 2017

BTEC Award in Home Cooking Skills specification
Download PDF | 296.4 KB
Qualification type:
BTEC Specialist qualification
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Home Cooking Skills (QCF)
Level:
Level 2
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Guided Learning Hours (GLH):
60
Credits:
6
Qualification number (QN):
500/8020/9
Qualification framework:
Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)
Eligible for funding in England for:
Pre-16, 16-18, 18+
Availability:
UK and international
First teaching:
2010
Review date: ? This is the date by which we must have decided to extend, withdraw or replace a qualification.
  • Sun Dec 31 15:27:00 GMT 2017

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Why choose this specification?

Our Level 1 and 2 Home Cooking Skills qualifications are an ideal opportunity to start teaching cooking skills in your centre, or to accredit teaching that already takes place.

Easy to teach, enjoyable to learn

With free online support materials, the course is user-friendly enough for teachers without a home economics qualification to be able to teach, while providing exciting content for more experienced teachers who already have a good knowledge of food and cooking. 

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Free teaching resources

Some fantastic free resources are available to help deliver the course on the dedicated website www.jamieshomecookingskills.com. They include:

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Videos and presentations

Course overview presentation

This 20-minute recording (with voiceover) gives an overview of Home Cooking Skills including course content, assessment, and the teaching resources available. Watch the presentation 

Launch video

Watch a video of the Jamie’s Home Cooking Skills London launch. 

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Studying this specification

You’ll learn to cook for yourself in a healthy, cost-effective way on our Home Cooking Skills course, developed in partnership with Jamie Oliver.

On the course, you’ll cook Jamie’s own recipes as well as learning essential skills such as:

  • stocking your store cupboard, fridge and freezer
  • knife safety, food safety and hygiene
  • shopping for food and planning ahead
  • preparing ingredients and understanding food labels.
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Jamie's Home Cooking Skills competition winners

Did your school enter Jamie's Home Cooking Skills competition 2014? Want to know if you won? Let Jamie Oliver himself tell you:

Many thanks to all entrants and their schools for taking part, and congratulations to:

Individual competition

  • Winner: Mariana Isaacs - Eastbury Comprehensive School
  • Runner-up: Ellis Parnell - NSSA.

Group competition

  • Winners: Callum Burgess, Leon Mare, Kieron Taylor - Springfield Special School
  • Runners-up: Charlotte Street, Jamie Robbie, Chloe Banks, Keiron Lloyd - Springfield Special School.
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