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Impington Village College

General Interest Courses

balti curry & accompaniments

Wednesday 5 February for 2 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£24

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients.

Brief Description:

This course is aimed at anybody who wants to try their hand at making delicious vegetarian Indian food from scratch.  Learners will acquire the skills and knowledge to make:

Week 1

Balti curry – an authentic Balti sauce with a mixture of garlic, onions, garam masala and turmeric. The sauce will then be used to make a Balti curry with a restaurant style taste.

Week 2

Naan bread -  a homemade fluffy Naan bread.

Saffron rice -  this simple rice infused with saffron is the perfect elegant side dish that pairs well with any curry (especially Balti curry).

You will learn how combining spices and herbs can produce great tasting food using simple everyday ingredients.

Suitable for all levels, no cooking experience required. 

Course Aims:

  • Learn how to cook a Balti curry and accompaniments from scratch
  • Develop culinary skills and knowledge
  • Build confidence in the kitchen

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients. Most ingredients will be available from local supermarkets.  Tutor is also willing to bring in certain spices / flours and charge learners per teaspoon / cup used.  Advance notice required.

What you need to bring to the first session:

An ingredients and equipment list will be sent when the course is confirmed.

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

5, 12 February – 2 sessions

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biryani & accompaniments

Wednesday 4 March for 2 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£24

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients.

Brief Description:

This course is aimed at anybody who wants to try their hand at making delicious vegetarian Indian food from scratch.  Learners will acquire the skills and knowledge to make:

Week 1

Biryani – a very popular one pot dish, full of fantastic flavours, with layers of basmati rice and  vegetables which is oven baked.

Raita  - a delicious and refreshing cucumber and onion yoghurt dip.

Week 2

Potato Stuffed  Parathas – a tasty Indian bread stuffed with potatoes and spices.

Tomato, Mango and Kenyan Chilies Relish – perfect for dipping the parathas in.

You will learn how combining spices and herbs can produce great tasting food using simple everyday ingredients.

Suitable for all levels, no cooking experience required.

Course Aims:

  • Learn how to make a vegetable biryani and accompaniments from scratch
  • Develop culinary skills and knowledge
  • Build confidence in the kitchen

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients. Most ingredients will be available from local supermarkets.  Tutor is also willing to bring in certain spices / flours and charge learners per teaspoon / cup used.  Advance notice required.

What you need to bring to the first session:

An ingredients and equipment list will be sent when the course is confirmed.

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

4, 11 March – 2 sessions

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 cooking with fish

Thursday 23 January for 5 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£60

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients.

Brief Description:

This course will show you how and give you the confidence to easily cook different types of fish and make delicious meals with them.

Week 1: Salmon Fillet -shallow fried salmon fillet with a lentil stew, wilted spinach, Greek yogurt, and sweetened pickled red chilli.

Week 2: Fish and Chips - you will have eaten fish and chips but have you ever made your own? Learn the simple techniques to make yours better than your local takeaway.

Week 3: Fillet of Sea Bass -learn how to shallow fry fish so that it remains moist and how to make a simple and tasty saffron risotto to go with it.

Week 4: Fish Pie - a selection of fish pieces in a creamy sauce topped with mashed potatoes. This the perfect dish for a cold winter evening.

Week 5: Fish Soup - is a great way to use up leftover bits of fish which are made delicious when cooked in a vegetable stock with spices and fresh herbs.

Suitable for all levels

Course Aims:

  • Learn how to easily cook different types of fish and make delicious meals with them
  • Develop culinary skills and knowledge
  • Build confidence in the kitchen

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients.  Most ingredients will be available from local supermarkets.

What you need to bring to the first session:

An ingredients and equipment list will be sent when the course is confirmed.

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

23, 30 January

6, 13, 27 Feb (No class on 20 Feb due to Half Term break.)

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 improve your english skills

Tuesday 28 January for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£96

Brief Description:

This course will help improve your everyday English skills in manageable steps while building your confidence along the way.  The focus will be on using your English skills – reading, writing and communication - in practical situations.

For example, helping with your child’s reading and homework, or reading and understanding letters, bills, emails, writing emails and using social media confidently, then this is the course for you.  The level of English will be adapted to suit the needs of course attendees and not exceed KS4 level.

Course Aims:

  • Build up skills and confidence in reading, writing, spelling and communication.
  • Be able to apply skills in practical situations which are applicable to daily life
  • Share strategies to support learning and developing English skills.

Extra Costs:

None

What you need to bring to the first session:

Paper

Pen

A dictionary, or, if possible, bring along your own device (smartphone or tablet) to access online dictionaries.

A ringbinder

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

28 January

4, 11, 25 February (No class on 18 Feb due to Half Term break.)

3, 10, 17, 24 March

 

IMPROVE YOUR MATHS SKILLS 

Tuesday 28 January for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£96

Brief Description:

A functional skills approach to developing confidence using mathematics

This course will help improve your everyday mathematical skills in manageable steps while building your confidence along the way.  The focus will be on everyday life skills, numeracy and using mathematics.  If you would like to feel more confident in using numbers, helping with your child’s maths homework, or working out calculations such as in decorating or paying bills then this is the course for you.  The level of mathematics will be adapted to suit the needs of course attendees and not exceed KS4 level.

Course Aims:

  • Develop confidence and competency in using numbers in everyday life
  • Consider and understand the mathematical skills taught in school
  • Build up skills in estimating and calculating
  • Apply skills in practical examples which are applicable to daily life
  • Share strategies to support learning mathematics

Extra Costs:

None

What you need to bring to the first session:

Paper

Pencil

Calculator (one on a phone is fine)

Ruler

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

28 January

4, 11, 25 February (No class on 18 Feb due to Half Term break.)

3, 10, 17, 24 March

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INDIAN BREADS

Wednesday 6 November for 1 week

6.45pm – 9.15pm

£15

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients.

Brief Description:

This course is aimed at anybody who wants to try their hand at making delicious Indian breads from scratch.  Learners will acquire the skills and knowledge to make:

 

·         garlic parathas – made with chappatti flour and pan fired using minimal oil, can also be flavoured with coriander and served with your favourite curry.

·         pooris  - a popular Indian bread made with wheat flour which puff up when deep-fried, will impress your guests!

 

Suitable for all levels, no cooking experience required.

Course Aims:

·         Learn how to cook parathas and pooris from scratch

·         Develop culinary skills and knowledge

·         Build confidence in the kitchen

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients. Most ingredients will be available from local supermarkets.  Tutor is also willing to bring in certain spices / flours and charge learners per teaspoon / cup used.  Advance notice required.

What you need to bring to the first session:

An ingredients and equipment list will be sent when the course is confirmed.

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

6 November – 1 session

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ITALY – CLASSIC PASTA SAUCES 

Thursday 26 March for 2 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£24

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients.

Brief Description:

This course will show you how and give you the confidence to cook different types of authentic Italian pasta sauce.

Week 1: Trenette Al Pesto - make your own true pesto Genovese, from the north of Italy, from scratch and you will never buy pre-made pesto again.

We will also make some interesting variations on this classic sauce.

Week 2: From Sicily - Pasta Alla Norma - named after a Bellini opera, this sauce is made from aubergine, tomatoes, ricotta, and basil.  This Sicilian sauce is a classy taste of the south.

Pasta Con Le Sarde - a sauce that combines sardines variations of anchovies, fennel, saffron, sultanas, pine nuts, and breadcrumbs.

Suitable for all levels.

Course Aims:

  • To introduce you to the techniques for making some easy but delicious Italian pasta sauces
  • Develop culinary skills and knowledge
  • Build confidence in the kitchen

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients.  Most ingredients will be available from local supermarkets.

What you need to bring to the first session:

An ingredients and equipment list will be sent when the course is confirmed.

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

26 March

2 April

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jALFREZI CURRY & ACCOMPANIMENTS

Wednesday 22 January for 2 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£24

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients.

Brief Description:

This course is aimed at anybody who wants to try their hand at making delicious Indian vegetarian food from scratch.  Learners will acquire the skills and knowledge to make:

Week 1

Jalfrezi curry – a homemade hot thick jalfrezi sauce with green chillies, peppers, onion and tomatoes

Cardomom rice  – a delicious fragrant rice  

Week 2

Garlic & Coriander Paratha – light fluffy Indian bread, perfect to go with any curry.

Sweet Potato & Green Bean Curry – in a creamy coconut sauce, serve with any rice or paratha

You will learn how combining spices and herbs can produce great tasting food using simple everyday ingredients.

Suitable for all levels, no cooking experience required.

Course Aims:

  • Learn how to make a Jalfrezi curry and accompaniments
  • Learn how to use spices and how to store them
  • Develop culinary skills and knowledge
  • Build confidence in the kitchen

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients.  Most ingredients will be available from local supermarkets.  Tutor is also willing to bring in certain spices / flours and charge learners per teaspoon / cup used.  Advance notice required.

What you need to bring to the first session:

An ingredients and equipment list will be sent when the course is confirmed.

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

22, 29 January – 2 sessions

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JAPANESE COOKING

Monday 2 March for 3 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£36

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients.

Brief Description:

A course which will enable you to produce oriental dishes for family and friends.  Learners will obtain a basic undrstanding of traditional Japanese dishes and ingredients, as well as some historical and cultural knowledge.

You will acquire the skills and knowledge to make:

Week 1: Sushi – Cook sushi rice, Make sushi rolls, nigiri zushi

Week 2: Obento – Teriyaki chicken, Dashimaki omlet

Week 3: Party foods – Nibbles, Tempura, from your requests

Most dishes involve meat or fish, but vegetarians can substitute with firm Tofu or Quorn.

Suitable for all levels.

Course Aims:

  • Learn how to prepare and cook quintessential Japanese / oriental dishes, which are central to everyday life in Japan.
  • Develop culinary skills and knowledge
  • Build confidence in the kitchen

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients. Most ingredients will be available from local supermarkets.

However, if an ingredient is proving difficult to source, the tutor is willing to bring in extra ingredients and charge learners per teaspoon / cup used.  Advance notice required.

What you need to bring to the first session:

An ingredients and equipment list will be sent when the course is confirmed.

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

2, 9, 16 March

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KORMA CURRY & ACCOMPANIMENTS  

Wednesday 25 March for 2 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£24

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients.

Brief Description:

This course is aimed at anybody who wants to try their hand at making delicious vegetarian Indian food from scratch.  Learners will acquire the skills and knowledge to make:

Week 1

Korma curry – a mild curry made from various spices, coconut and nuts with cauliflower and mixed vegetables .

Plain rice - the rich flavours of the Korma will go well with plain rice.

Week 2

Mixed Vegetable Pakoras – made with chickpea flour, spices and vegetables (deep fried).

Tomato Dip – made with fresh tomatos, garlic, green chilies and a cumin/coriander mixture called dhana jiru.

You will learn how combining spices and herbs can produce great tasting food using simple everyday ingredients.

Suitable for all levels, no cooking experience required.

Course Aims:

  • Learn how to make a korma curry and accompaniments
  • Learn how to use spices and how to store them
  • Develop culinary skills and knowledge
  • Build confidence in the kitchen

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients.  Most ingredients will be available from local supermarkets.  Tutor is also willing to bring in certain spices / flours and charge learners per teaspoon / cup used.  Advance notice required.

What you need to bring to the first session:

An ingredients and equipment list will be sent when the course is confirmed.

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

25 March

1 April

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MODERN ART HISTORY 

Monday 13 January for 9 weeks

9.45am – 11.45pm

£108

Brief Description:

This course is aimed at anyone who would like to know more about European painting between 1905 – 1940.  It will be a basic introduction to selected art movements during this period starting with the influences upon the Expressionist Movement, how it affected European countries, focusing upon painting, sculpture and architecture.  We will look at a diverse range of work from the Bauhaus evolving through to the revolutionary shock tactics of the Dadaists, concluding with Surrealism.  Artists and their work will be studied each week so that students can gain an insight into how the periods linked together, and why they were seen to be so important during this fast developing era.

Course Aims:

  • A basic understanding of how Modern Art came about with the ability to recognise the key artists work/style.

Extra Costs:

Books - if you wish to buy them, and visits Galleries to view the work that we discuss is optional.

There will be a trip to the Arts Picture House on the 20 January to see the Arts Screening of Lucien Freud at an extra cost of approx. £15.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Notebook & pen.

Location:

Histon Baptist Church, Station Road, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9LN

Class Dates:

13, 20, 27 January

3, 10, 24 February (No class on 17 Feb due to Half Term break.)

2, 9, 16 March

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START YOUR OWN BUSINESS 

Thursday 30 January for 5 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£60

Brief Description:

This course is aimed at learners that have had little or no experience in running or starting a business.

For more information:

Website: www.tutorden.co.uk

Tutor email: tutorden@gmail.com

Course Aims:

  • To find the right opportunity
  • To understand the legal requirements of a business
  • Book keeping, accountancy and finance
  • Selling and marketing your company / idea
  • Write a business plan

Extra Costs:

None

What you need to bring to the first session:

An idea for your company.

Notebook & pen.

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

30 January

6, 13, 27 February (No class on 20 Feb due to Half Term break.)

5 March

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STORY WRITING FOR ALL 

Monday 3rd February for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£96

Brief Description:

On this course, you will learn how to write an enjoyable story according to the current received wisdom of the publishing industry.

You will consider your writing goals, look at the advice of some successful contemporary writers and editors, explore the difference between planning and winging it (having no fixed outline), think about character, point of view, plot and dialogue, and much more.

You will write at least one short story. You will receive advice on pitching, editing and submitting stories.  All of the skills practiced in relation to short fiction will be transferable to novel writing, and there will be extra advice about this.

Course Aims:

  • To instruct you in the basics of good fiction writing.
  • To assist you in the process of editing your writing.
  • To coach you in the writing of at least one piece of short fiction.
  • To encourage you to write more, edit more and submit your writing more.

Extra Costs:

None.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Notebook & pen.

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

3, 10, 24 February (No class on 17 Feb due to Half Term break.)

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March

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