The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award 2018

Class Summary

Summer 2018 dates now available!
Complete Your Residential Section
This five day residential course is designed for those completing the residential section of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as well as those heading off to university or college or perhaps embarking on a Gap Year.

Start Time 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cost £625 per person

Skill Level All skill levels

Class details

As well as menu planning and cooking on a budget, students will be taught:IMG_0474 (4)

  • Knife Skills
  • Restaurant Service Skills
  • Safety in the kitchen
  • Store cupboard essentials
  • Healthy eating
  • Use of leftovers.



On successful completion of the course you will leave with a Certificate of Achievement (useful when applying for jobs), Recipe Folder and a two week menu plan. The course also include an evening talk and activities.

A range of dishes will be taught from healthy breakfast options to entertaining on a budget, cake baking and perfect pastry!  Below is a selection of dishes that may be prepared:

  • Smoothies
  • Scotch Pancakes
  • Bircher Muesli
  • Soups
  • Chicken Curry
  • Roast dinner
  • Chicken Pie
  • Fruit Crumble
  • Profiteroles and chocolate sauce
  • Naughty chocolate fudge cake

Price – £625 to include four nights accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as evening activities or talks.

Arrival time 10.30am. The course will end at 3.30pm on the last day of the course.

There will be a maximum of 12 students in the class.

We operate a strict zero alcohol policy for ALL students regardless of age


The accommodation is shared in twin rooms in our on site 4* Bed and Breakfast.  Students who prefer not to share may do so subject to availability and for a supplement of £100.

Accommodation for Evening Prior to the Course Start Date

Subject to availability, accommodation for the evening prior to course start date can be offered at the discounted rate of £60 for single occupancy including full Yorkshire Breakfast. Please note that students will be treated as regular Bed & Breakfast guests and therefore an evening meal will not be provided for this night.  For those students arriving by train, we can provide details of local taxi firms but sadly cannot provide a collection service.


We are close to Hutton Cranswick and Driffield railway stations.  Neither of these stations have taxi ranks.  Please feel free to contact us for details of local taxi firms.  Booking is essential.

D of E Policy – Knowing Others on The Course

Please note, under the rules of the D of E students must only know one other person on the course and this is subject to the approval of your D of E Leader.  Friends coming together will not be able to share a room unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Cancellation & Transfer Policy


More than 40 days notice – course fees will be returned in full subject to an administration fee of £100.00 Less than 40 days notice – ALL course fees will be retained unless we are able to fill your place. If we are able to reallocate your place course fees will be returned in full subject to an administration fee of £100.00. Less than seven days – no refund will be offered.

In the unlikely event that we have to cancel a course we will endeavour to offer you a suitable alternative. If this is not possible you will be entitled to a full refund. Please note we do require a minimum attendance on all courses and sadly may have to cancel if the appropriate number is not reached. However please note that all five 2016 and all six 2017 courses sold out very quickly!

Transfer of Booking

More than 40 days notice – acceptable subject to an administration fee of £10.00 Less than 40 days notice – £10.00 fee if we are able to fill your original place, £100.00 if we are unable to reallocate your place.

Course Notes and Terms and Conditions – PLEASE READ!



Class notices

5 day residential course
All meals included
Dietary requirements catered for.

All courses include

  • Tree

    Learn in our beautiful country surroundings

  • Chef's Hat

    Small class sizes for more one to one time with our experienced chefs

  • Glass

    All ingredients are provided and day courses include lunch

  • Disabled

    One work station can be lowered for those with disabilities or who may prefer to sit

  • Bed

    Make your visit extra special and stay over in one of our nine 4* Bed and Breakfast rooms

  • Washing Up

    And best of all we do all the washing up!