Additional resources

Getting started

Four videos to introduce getting ready to cook and weighing/measuring.

Licence to Cook

Learn more about Licence to Cook.

Sessions 1 to 5

Access teachers' notes, lesson plans and recipes for sessions 1 to 5.

Using equipment

Four videos showing how to use small pieces of electrical equipment safely.

Preparing ingredients

Thirteen videos showing how to prepare a range of ingredients safely - including knife skills.

Sessions 6 to 10

Access teachers' notes, lesson plans and recipes for sessions 6 to 10.

Sessions 11 to 16

Access teachers' notes, lesson plans and recipes for sessions 11 to 16.

Using the cooker

Four videos showing how to use the cooker safely, including draining away boiling water (after boiling on the hob).

Extra Session 1: Biscuits

Access teachers' notes, lesson plans and recipes for the extra biscuit sessions.

Using flour

Five videos showing how to rub-in, form a dough, roll out a dough, fold a mixture and spoon mixture into cases.

Extra Session 2: Bread

Access teachers' notes, lesson plans and recipes for the extra bread sessions.

Making a sauce

Two videos showing how to make a white and a tomato sauce.

Extra Session 3: Pancakes

Access teachers' notes, lesson plans and recipes for the extra pancake sessions.

Additional resources

Resources to support the teaching and learning of food preparation and cooking

Nutritional analysis

Explore food is a user-friendly online nutritional analysis tool for secondary school students

Additional resources

Below you will find a number of resources to support teaching and learning about the preparation and cooking of food.

The resources are suitable for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 - please use your professional judgement and knowledge of your students to choose the most appropriate resources.


Food route – a journey through food

To help children and young people engage with the Core Competences, a series of focus groups and workshops were arranged throughout the UK. The original competences were rephrased in an age-appropriate way, and tested to ensure that young people understand what they meant and how they could achieve the different competences. The focus group sessions helped to gather feedback from young people about the language used, as well as the design. 

What resources are available?
To engage young people aged ‘By 14 years’ and ‘By 16+ years’ with the Core Competences, a series of competence journals have been created. These act as journals of evidence, showing how young people engage with the competences in a meaningful way. 

Further information and resources for pupils aged 7-9 and 11-12 can be found here.