Duke of Edinburgh Award

In your own time, in your own home, Ruth can help students aged 14+ achieve the skills section of their Duke of Edinburgh's Award. But please, don't just take our word for it have a look at some of the amazing Google reviews.

The Duke of Edinburgh is the world’s leading youth achievement award endorsed by Prince Philip in 1956. It owes its existence to the founder of Gordonstoun School where the Prince attended. Ruth was also educated at Gordonstoun and observes their school ethos in her teaching: “Plus et en vous” - There is more in you than you think.

Included in a round-up of the best cookery schools, Ruth’s Little Kitchen is delighted to be one of the few formally Approved Activity Providers offering cooking through the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.

DofE Cookery Course Activity provider

Ruth’s Little Kitchen is an online and in-person DofE Approved activity provider for cookery skills of the Duke of Edinburgh’s awards. Overlooking the North Downs in the picturesque village of Brockham, Surrey, Ruth’s Little Kitchen is a bijou cooking school and award-winning micro bakery.

Does your child like cooking or want to increase confidence in the kitchen?

Taking a Dofe online Cookery course is an excellent choice for the skills requirement for the Duke of Edinburgh award not only building life skills but also improving organisation and creativity.

Whilst we all cook, Ruth’s courses offer step by step instructions via professionally shot videos for each dish and step by step recipes meaning that they can independently learn to cook within their home environment taking the stress away from parents.

Students all over the country are taking Ruth’s Dofe Cooking courses and with continual support and feedback throughout the courses they are gaining skills and enjoying working through the video and recipes.

Our Approach to DofE Cookery course

In your own time, in your own home, Ruth can help students achieve the skills section of their Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The beauty about learning to cook in your own home is at the end of the DofE cookery course not only will they have gained culinary skills and confidence; they will also know where all the equipment lives in their kitchen and also be able to leave it neat and tidy!

Studies have shown when learning to cook in your own home, you are more likely to want to repeat dishes. An online course opens the dialog between parent and child when discussing ingredients and also can take the stress away from a parent, as Ruth is doing the teaching!

Ruth’s courses engage and encourage creativity within the kitchen, all of which Ruth feels is needed in order to encourage a lifelong interest in cooking from scratch.

As a qualified Food teacher, who has set up Food Departments and had led her students to outstanding success in the classroom, Ruth understands the need for good quality instruction, that builds on skills. She actively encourages creativity and adaptation. Students are supported throughout with an initial Zoom call and weekly feedback. All the videos have been professionally shot and follow step by step recipes. There is a taster video in gallery.

About the DofE Cookery Course

The Duke of Edinburgh is the world’s leading youth achievement award endorsed by Prince Philip in 1956. It owes its existence to the founder of Gordonstoun School where the Prince attended. Nice little fact about Ruth was also educated at Gordonstoun and observes their school ethos in her teaching: “Plus et en vous” - There is more in you than you think.

Many schools don’t offer cookery or if they do are limited with short lessons full of pressure to ‘hurry’ up and move on to the next lesson. The online cooking classes enable students to access good, quality teaching by a qualified teacher who has a passion for food.

In your own home in your own time – a mantra that means students can relax when they cook, perhaps listen to music, it offers them ‘space’ to cook away from the pressure of the classroom. Ruth’s joy at receiving pictures of students work knows no bounds and whilst she wears career hats, the online courses have been an absolute source of happiness and pride.

Don't just take our word for it have a look at some of the amazing Google reviews and drop Ruth an email is you have any questions. Included in a round-up of the best online cookery course, Ruth’s Little Kitchen is delighted to be one of the few formally Approved Activity Providers offering cooking through the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. Her qualified teacher status, work as a Food Editor on a national magazine give her a huge amount of skills and knowledge which she loves to pass on.

When can a start DofE Cookery course?

Students are starting all the time. At Ruth’s Little Kitchen we cover the Bronze, Silver and Gold skill section for the DofE award. There are three courses: International cuisine, Classic cuisine and Baking. All are popular and students will gain more skills in the kitchen.

Each module has 12 dishes and students may adapt recipes to suit special diets and also research their own dishes. for more information, please see the modules below. At the Initial Zoom meeting, the course is explained and students encouraged to input their own ideas into the course. Independence, skill-building, creativity and communication are all skills that are encouraged within an online cookery course at Ruth’s Little Kitchen!

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD REQUIREMENTS:
SUITABLE FOR BRONZE, SILVER AND GOLD

EACH MODULE COSTS £85 PLUS £10 ADMIN FEE AND INCLUDES:


12 STEP BY STEP PROFESSIONALLY SHOT VIDEOS

TRIED AND TESTED RECIPES

FINAL REPORT SUBMISSION

ZOOM AND EMAIL SUPPORT THROUGHOUT


Our tried and tested modules build confidence and a wide variety of skills. Each video provides an easy step-by-step approach that can be accessed as many times as you wish. Classes cover hygiene and safety, nutrition, food science and lots of useful tips. These three modules are also suitable for GCSE and university students studying Food and Nutrition.

NB: Parents, Ruth also encourages washing up!

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