REHIS Elementary Cooking Skills @ SCQF Level 4

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A practical short course aimed at anyone with little or no cooking experience. This course will provide participants with basic cooking skills and will increase overall confidence and knowledge when cooking.

Participants will increase their basic food preparation skills, increase their basic cooking skills, gain an awareness of food safety and gain an awareness of using safe and hygiene practices.

Accredited by REHIS – The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland.

Course code



Dumfries and Stranraer Campus


3 days, 09:00 – 16:30



Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Aimed at those who are 16 years old and older.

Course Content

The following learning outcomes should be achieved from the particiapnts:

– Demonstrate the importance of personal hygiene
– Understand the importance of food safety during food preparation, cooking & storage
– understand and be able to follow a recipe
– Demonstrate basic food preparation techniques
– understand and demonstrate basic cooking methods
– Have the ability to put the aquired knowledge of practical food skills into practice in a variety of settings.

Delegates will learn skills and knowledge to successfully prepare and present dishes, such as:

Minestrone Soup with parmesan croutons

Fish cakes

Strawberry and cream roulade

Smoked mackerel cakes

Banana and cream roulade

Sausage rolls, Apple turn overs, Strawberry Milli feuille.

Cream of roast red pepper soup, tomato and red lentil soup, Chowder

Risotto with Parmesan, Tagliatelle carbonara, vegetarian stir-fry

Minced Lamb satay, Lamb hot pot,pork spareribs in BBQ sauce

Steak pudding, Vienna steak with Yorkshire puddings

Chicken stir fry , Spiced chicken Palak with spinach

Red onion and sage rolls, tomato and olive bread, Irish soda bread.

Pear and apple tart, Chocolate panna cotta


Delegates will be assessed throughout this practical course


Delegates could progress on to the SCQF 5 Craft Baking course: Craft Baking (SCQF Level 5) | Dumfries & Galloway College (

Additional funding information

No One Left Behind Training Allowance
Dumfries and Galloway Local Employability partnership (Funded by the Scottish Government) are proud to be working in partnership with DG College to offer eligible individuals funding to learn new, work-related skills and training.

You can use the money to build the skills you need for a job or get some training to take your career to the next level.

And because it’s not a loan, you don’t have to pay it back.

Check if you are eligible then follow the registration process.

Are you eligible?

You must meet all of the following criteria

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Resident in Dumfries and Galloway
  • Have the right to work and live in the UK.
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work OR in employment and claiming an income-based benefit (i.e Universal Credit)

AND at least one of the following characteristics: (hyperlink to the definitions)

  • Parents with a child under the age of 19 (still registered in full time education)
  • Armed Forces Veteran
  • Asylum Seeker
  • Care Experienced
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Childcare needs
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Homeless or affected by housing inclusion.
  • Long Term health condition/ illness
  • No Limited work experience.
  • Refugee
  • Substance related conditions
  • Lack of Transport

If you meet the criteria, you could receive the full cost of your course fee.

Apply for your No One Left Behind Grant

To access support with the fees you must register with DG Works. Just follow the link or use the QR code. If you are already registered, please contact your Employment Key Worker for next steps.

Once you have completed the registration form and your eligibility has been checked someone from DG Works (part of Dumfries and Galloway Council) will contact you to ask you to provide the following evidence:

  • Reside in Scotland (e.g. evidence address)
  • Working Age (e.g. birth certificate)
  • Right to Live & Work in the UK (e.g. evidence of benefits)

If you have any questions please contact 01387 260035 or email

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on a course, please get in touch.

Telephone: 01387 734199

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