Experience Microwave Cookery

Course Overview

How do you view your microwave oven? Is it just a box that is called upon to heat your leftovers or cook a ready meal after a hard day at work, or does it play a big role in your kitchen?  There is a lot more you can do with your microwave and during this short course, learners will discover some of the tips and tricks to get the best from it, including using the microwave to cook mashed potato, rice and how to prepare a soup using fresh ingredients.

How long is the course?

The course is 2 hours per week and is delivered over 2 sessions or weeks.

What Will I Learn and How Will I be Learning?

Learners will be submitting work via Moodle (Virtual Learning Platform) wherever possible. The completion of learning mats / handouts is another option for those learners who may have difficulty accessing Moodle. These resources can be emailed by the teacher prior to the course or session.

Entry Requirements

In order to attend the course, learners should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English at Entry Level 3 and above.  Learners will also need a basic level of IT skills to be able to access the course and follow online instructions. If training or support is needed, please enquire about our free ICT courses.

Learners will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet device with access to the internet.   All devices should have a camera, sound and a microphone so they are able to interact with their teacher and peers during the course. 

The course will be delivered online using Microsoft Teams and learners will be sent the join details and links prior to the course. This online platform can be accessed via an app on a smart phone, tablet or iPad or alternatively via the website: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software

All learners will need to enrol online prior to any course starting through the colleges online enrolment portal: https://enrol.lal.ac.uk/

Direct enrolment links to specific courses will be provided.

Online courses require a minimum of 5 learners and a maximum of 8 in order to be viable.

What Can I Do Next?

Following completion of this course the following progression option(s) are available:

Introduction to Microwave Cookery

Microwave Cooking – Learn the Basics

Lancashire Adult Learning run other associated and general interest courses – please see the latest course brochure for details. Or contact the Partnership & Recruitment Officer’s for Health & Well-being using the following email address: proteam@lal.ac.uk

For general information about other courses, contact us on the same number or check out the website www.lal.ac.uk

Additional Information

Learners will need access to:

A microwave

Mixing bowl

Microwave proof dishes

Potatoes and rice

Ingredients for a minestrone soup: carrot, onion, cabbage pasta, tin of tomatoes, vegetable stock cube, water and paprika.

So the course can start on time, it’s important to be ready to join your online course 15 minutes prior to the official start time.

The Additional Learning Support Team work across college supporting students with a variety of learning needs in different ways.  Support can be requested at enrolment or at any point throughout your course. For more information email als.lal@nelsongroup.ac.uk

For more information on booking onto a course, telephone 0333 0031717

It would be useful to have a pen and paper so you can make notes throughout the course


Please note that our courses are eligible for adults aged 19+ who live in Lancashire. Find out more here.

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