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Autism Bedfordshire - Skills 4 Success Programme

This is a project for 16-19 year olds with lower support needs and provides a variety of bespoke skills courses to support learning and development alongside social opportunities within the community.

We offer a smaller, quieter environment for learners one day a week that can be adapted to suit the needs of the individual. 

Most of our skills courses will run for approximately 6weeks and follow a planned scheme of work. We aim to empower the learners, reduce anxieties, build confidence and independence and develop skills which will be transferable as they approach adulthood.

Social activities are also based around young peoples interests and have previously included paint-balling, bowling, footgolf, cinema, badminton and museum visits.

Current courses available include:

  • Cookery

Planned courses for the future include:

  • Money Management
  • Pre-Employment and Volunteering
  • Travel Training
  • Communication and Social Skills

3-Day Cookery Programme

This course runs for 3 days in February half term and is suitable for 16 - 19-year-olds with lower-level support needs. 

What it Involves

This course consists of collaborative learning sessions in the mornings, which centre around the likes of nutrition, a balanced diet, food hygiene, and kitchen safety. It is then followed by the afternoon sessions which revolve around the cooking activity where the young people have the opportunity to plan and take part in cooking a dish.

Skills Learnt


Cooking skills

Food handling skills



Key Information

Location: Leighton Buzzard Youth Club, Van Dyke Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3FU.

Dates: Monday 13th February, Wednesday 15th February, Friday 17th February.

Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm (Monday and Friday) 10.00am - 2.30pm (Wednesday)

Cost: £60 (this includes the cost of ingredients and resources).

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ebony Willis
Contact Position
Children’s Services Deputy Manager

Where to go

Leighton Buzzard Youth Club
Van Dyke Road
Leighton Buzzard
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Contact Ebony Willis for details

Other Details


Please contact the provider for costing information
Age Bands
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old