Terms and Conditions.


Enrolment for residential courses is restricted to students 16 years of age and over. Enrolments will be treated on a first-come, first-served basis. Provisional enrolments by telephone or on-line will only be held for up to one week after which they will be deemed to have lapsed. Enrolments for a course will only be binding where we confirm in writing the receipt of a completed enrolment form and deposit. All fees are payable in full four weeks in advance. A non-returnable deposit is payable on submission of the enrolment form. The deposit will be returned if for any reason the enrolment is not accepted.


Please make all payments by cheque in sterling (GBP) and made payable 'CookAbility' or use our on-line secure payment portal.


Fees will be returnable subject to deduction of the deposit if written notice of cancellation is received at any time prior to four weeks before the start of the course. If you cancel within four weeks from the course start date you will be responsible for payment of the full fees. It is recommended that holiday insurance be taken out against cancellation for reasons outside the student's control. If you terminate during a course you are not entitled to the return of any proportion of the fees.


For safety reasons all students are supervised during cooking sessions. However during free time students are at liberty to relax at their accommodation or visit the surrounding area without supervision. It is assumed that any student does so with the full permission of a parent or guardian.

Health and Safety

There is no smoking anywhere inside the buildings. In the kitchen please wear appropriate clothing, low heeled proper shoes - (no sandals) - no jewellery or nail varnish and tie back long hair.


Any property belonging to students is brought on site at the student's own risk and the proprietors accept no responsibility for any loss or damage to the property of any students, nor do they accept any liability to any student except such as is imposed by statute. CookAbility does not accept responsibility for any injury to any student when not on the property.


Students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the highest standards during their residential course and the proprietors reserve the right to order any student to leave without reimbursement of fees if the student does not observe such standards and any regulations of CookAbility or is guilty of unreasonable or improper conduct.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

If you wish to use the course for your Gold Residential please note the following:

  • We are an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for the Residential Section of the Gold Award.
  • Please ensure that your Award Leader is aware of and approves your choice of Residential before attending.
  • If you know another student is attending the same week please tell us and your Award Leader.
  • Our company policy is to accommodate students who know one another in separate bedrooms, where possible, and also ensure that they work with other members of the group.


Fees and Dates are quoted at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make alterations as and when relevant. You will be notified immediately of any changes.


CookAbility reserves the right under unavoidable circumstances to alter the timing, content or venue of any course or of the curriculum and to substitute any teacher or instructor or to cancel a course at any time.


A certificate is awarded at the end of the Course. A letter of recommendation may be given on the successful completion of the course where achievement and hard work show students to be sufficiently competent to use their training in a future career.


Courses for 16 - 24 year olds

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