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What opportunities will this course give me?

Our FREE Cooking on a Budget workshop is perfect if you are on a tight budget and are struggling for inspiration in the kitchen. As food costs continue to rise, it is getting more and more challenging to make your money stretch further.

Please take a look at our other free wellbeing courses running later in the year which form part of our Community Learning Programme.

Eastleigh College offer a variety of leisure courses to suit all interests - please browse the website for further details.

What will I be learning?

This workshop will help you prepare cheap, quick and nutritious meals, make the most of your store cupboard ingredients, and reduce food waste by showing you how to make the best use of your leftovers.

We will cover:

Essential cookery skills
Advice on healthy eating and nutrition
How to create a weekly shopping list
Menu planning on a tight budget
Using leftover ingredients

Why is this course for me?

Whilst you will not gain a professional qualification on this course, this is a great way learn new skills and meet new people in a relaxed and informal setting.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and share ideas.

How will my learning be enhanced?

You will be supported by a qualified tutor who will help you make tasty dishes you can take home at the end of the workshop. We aim to create an inclusive and positive environment, providing a safe social space for you to meet new people in the community and learn new skills.

Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?

Eastleigh College is an access friendly venue surrounded by a choice of transport connections. Our buildings are modern and welcoming, bursting with the latest technology and learning tools.

Here at Eastleigh College, we strive to make your learning experience as varied and interesting as possible, providing a warm and friendly environment to all our learners.

What do I need to sign up?

This course is suitable for adult learners aged 18 and over. All learners most welcome.

Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements by contacting our friendly Adult & Community Learning team on 023 8091 1270 or email

Is there anything else I need to know?

All ingredients and resources will be supplied as part of the course.

There are no costs anticipated in respect of this course.

Application Information

Please fill in an application form which is available to complete online, from your careers advisor or direct from the Information, Advice and Guidance team, Eastleigh College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5FS. Telephone 023 8091 1299. *Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

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26/3/2022 - Apply Now


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10:00 – 12:30





24+: £0.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
CKOAB Eastleigh College 26/3/2022 Sat 10:00 – 12:30 1 £0.00 £0.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.