The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award

Class Summary

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 £699 per person

Skill Level All skill levels

Class details

Course Notes and Terms and Conditions – PLEASE READ!

The Course

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

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

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
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Stir Fry
  • Pizza
  • Chicken Curry
  • Roast dinner
  • Chicken Pie
  • Fruit Crumble
  • Profiteroles and chocolate sauce
  • Naughty chocolate fudge cake

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 evening activities will include a talk on nutrition,  a farm walk (weather permitting), an art class and a celebratory dinner/assessment session.

Price – £699 to include four nights accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as evening activities and talks.

Course start time 10.30am.

Students will be ready to depart at 3.30pm on the last day of the course.

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


The accommodation is shared in twin rooms in our on site 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 £70 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 may 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 due to lack on numbers 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.

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.




Class notices

5 day residential course
All meals included
Dietary requirements catered for
Approved Activity Provider
2022 Class Dates: 11th July, 18th July, 25th July, 1st August, 8th August, 15th August and 22rd August

All courses include

  • Tree

    Learn in our beautiful Yorkshire Wolds countryside surroundings

  • Chef's Hat

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

  • Bed

    Make your visit extra special and stay over in one of our nine luxury Bed and Breakfast rooms or brand new Glamping Cabins!

  • Disabled

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

  • Knife

    All ingredients and an apron are provided and day courses include lunch

  • Washing Up

    And best of all we do all the washing up!