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Pasta, Risotto and Sauces

Course code: IPKV102P

Subject area: Cookery

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

18:45 - 20:45

Days of week:


Course date:

29th Apr 2025 - 20th May 2025

Course location:

Gosford Hill School

Contact details


01235 555 585

Join us for this quintessentially Italian course: make Fresh Pasta and Risotto; discover traditional ingredients and techniques in order to cook a perfectly balanced dressing for your pasta, gnocchi or just as a delicious dressing sauce!

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

Over the sessions, you will learn to how to make:

• Fresh egg and water-based pasta from scratch. • Use a pasta machine or a rolling pin.• Shape tagliatelle, orecchiette. • Fill Ravioli and Tortelli.

You will also discover the secrets of some of the most traditional sauces like Amatriciana, Carbonara, Basil Pesto, Sicilian Norma and will master the art of Risotto making using local seasonal ingredients.

Please bring the following with you each week: · A small mixing bowl· A tea towel· A chopping board · A knife and a fork· Cling film· A scale· A large tray lined with a tea towel · A dough scraper· A pasta machine if you own one, alternatively please bring a rolling pin. (First session only)

For the first session you will also need to bring the following:• 1 large eggs• 100g pasta flour (Tutor will bring the flour for all)

Please bring own refreshments, if requiredFree parking.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?
Oxfordshire Adult Learning offer a wide-range of similar workshops and courses, please check our website for further information.
Entry criteria
All welcome.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
The cost of ingredients you need to bring should total no more than £10 per session.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £76.80

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £76.80

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £38.40

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £38.40

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
There will be on going informal assessment via question and answers, observation and tasting with feedback given on how to improve if relevant.To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.