cookit training courses

cookit training

cookit training will enable you to teach pupils how cooking skills relate to who they are, both in terms of their physical development and their well-being. Through cooking at school, children also explore their own and other cultures and learn about seasonality and sustainability.


Open Futures cookit trainers will help you develop skills and techniques to teach cooking in a classroom and link the cooking to support the whole curriculum.


cookit courses

cookit level 1 - INITIATE (one-day course)
cookit teaches children about the importance of food; to understand where their food comes from, and enables children to apply basic cooking skills as part of their curriculum. cookit level 1 enables teachers to set the foundations for cooking safely with children, and to understand how to implement cooking as a part of the core curriculum.

cookit level 2 - DEVELOP (one-day course)
cookit level 2 builds upon teachers’ skills in cookit level 1, enabling them to develop innovative topics and lessons which incorporate cooking with an emphasis on the importance of nutrition. cookit level 2 enables teachers to build firm foundations for cooking within the core curriculum.

cookit level 3 - EMBED (one-day course)
cookit level 3 enables teachers to fully embed cooking skills and to use a wide range of cooking activities across all Key Stages. cookit level 3 focuses on securing sustainability and building the confidence to embed cooking skills across all core curriculum topics.

secure and embed success

Food Hygiene and Safety (one-day course)
CIEH Level 2 Food Safety Qualification
This is a practical hands-on workshop to assist with the delivery of cookit. This course is accredited by the CIEH (Chartered Institute for Environmental Health) and is OFQUAL (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) regulated.

Food Nutrition Level 2 (one-day course)
CIEH Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets
More than ever educators and children alike need to understand the link between diet and health. This qualification has been designed to provide a good, basic understanding of nutrition principles and terminology.

To register an interest in our 2016/17 CPD training programme, or to request a brochure, please email  events@openfutures.com or telephone 01491 832370.

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