BTEC Home Cooking Skills Level 1 and 2 teacher training course.
All on-line, one year of training!
This training room allows you to work alongside experienced teacher practitioners and trainers who guide you through how they have successfully planned, taught and assessed the Pearson BTEC L1-2 Home Cooking Skill course.
Whether you are completely new to the teaching of the course or if you have been teaching a while, you are sure to find great tips in the training room
Home Cooking Skills Training Course OVERVIEW:
This training room is set up for you to be able to follow the UNITS in order, or to prioritise those that are most important to you.
The current list of CONTENTS include:
- What is BTEC
- Getting started with BTEC HCS
- Delivery of BTEC HCS Assessment of BTEC HCS
- Live Presentations : Students Cooking During COVID19 and Assignment Writing
- Assignment Writing and Assessment Paperwork
- Preparing for Assessment
- Internal Verification and Standardisation Process (live 25th Jan)
- Example Schemes of Work with Jill Oliver
- Teaching HCS is parallel with GCSE (in the same group) with Jill Oliver
- Teaching the BTEC HCS in practice with Silvia Trabucchi (School for profoundly deaf)
- Planning to support low attainers and students with SEND
- How Sarah Badzire tackles SEND learning issues in food lessons
- Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments for SEND
- Teaching Nutrition and Healthy Eating on the HCS course
- Teaching HCS Topics and Resources (coming soon)
- Tried and Tested Recipes
- FAQs and Drop In
Each Unit has a video presentation, links to many valuable resources, examples to download and use in your planning and teaching and advice and support.
The training course is a mix of recorded video presentations, live presentations with your tutors and Q&A session with your tutors.
Live presentations planned for Autumn 2021, Fortnightly Mondays 7pm
NOTE: These will be recorded in case you cannot make it
What do you need to gain access to the training room?
To access the training room you will need a Facebook account and access to the internet. The training can be accessed on a mobile device, tablet or computer.
Your course tutors and presenters
Melanie Williams Browne – Course Tutor
Melanie has a passion for education. For over 15 years she was an enthusiastic teacher and manager – in HE, FE, state schools and the private sector. She has a Master’s in Education and Training. For five years she was the Skills Subject Advisor for Pearson Education championing and understanding the needs of teachers. She managed the Home Cooking Skills qualification, introducing the national cooking competition, supporting teachers with all aspects of delivery and training, setting up a closed Facebook group for teachers.
Louise T Davies (Founder Food Teachers Centre) has been in food education for over 30 years. She is currently working for the United Nations School Food and Nutrition Education programme, and also offers advice to Department for Education (as Adviser on 2016 GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition) and other key food education organisations. Her career spans teaching and senior leadership in schools, but also curriculum development and teacher training at the Royal College of Art, Brunel University, Bath Spa University, South Bank University and the Open University. She has also been an Ofsted ITE Additional Inspector.With six years at Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) advising government on D&T national curriculum and examinations and eight years as Deputy Chief Executive at the D&T Association, Louise led innovation across a diverse range of high profile curriculum and professional development programmes. She is nationally recognised for ground breaking work in food education (Food in Schools programmes, Licence to Cook, Active Kids Get Cooking and the School Food Champions programme. She’s a prolific author with over 50 D&T textbooks and award winning multi-media resources.As founder of the Food Teachers Centre, she has won awards for her work with the community (2018 Outstanding Contribution to D&T Excellence Award, Global Excellence 2017 Best Nutritional Health School Engagement programme and 2017 Best Public Health Sugar Reduction Awareness Campaign) and is recognized by Facebook as a Power Admin for one of the “most active, engaging and influential groups on the Facebook platform”.
Jill Oliver – past presenter
Taught in secondary schools for over 23 years delivery GCSE food and Hospitality & Catering. For 3 years I delivered Home Cooking Skills to groups of SEN students both within a GCSE group and as a separate class. For 10 years I was Head of Department and had additional responsibility of raising boys achievements across whole school. I am now semi-retired doing consultancy work specialising in support new and non-specialist teachers deliver quality food lessons in secondary schools. I also support Food Teachers Centre as an Ambassador in their day to day work and as part of that look after the mentoring area that the group offers. Still very passionate about having food lessons for all students so that they can be taught to prepare and cook healthy meals for themselves and others