Skip to main content

The River Cottage Cooking Diploma

At Home Experience   

  • Online cookery with certification option
  • Cook with the River Cottage team
  • 12 modules of 4 lessons each
  • Lifetime access for all students

What's Included

  • Collection of 12 courses with 4 tutored cookery lessons per course
  • Learn a range of skills including vegetable cookery, fish filleting and shellfish preparation (see menu for full list)
  • Hugh and the team will demonstrate, teach and guide you through their specialist subjects
  • Choose from Peer or Expert Level.  Both levels include:
  • Life time access to videos, notes and classroom
  • Online interactive classroom with up to 20 classmates
  • Video lesson tutorials led by your expert
  • Opportunity to practice what you learn with assignments (these will not be marked at peer level)
  • Group chat and direct message classmates
  • Downloadable notes

Choose the Expert option and in addition to the above you will have access to the following:

  • Personalised assignment feedback and coaching from your expert tutor
  • Assignments will be marked and feedback from your tutor given
  • The opportunity to interact with your expert via a private messaging system
  • Complete all courses and you will receive a River Cottage Cooking Diploma with a signed certificate from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

What Can I Expect

Join Hugh and friends on an online River Cottage cookery course! These at-home cookery classes are hosted by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his team of talented chefs, based at  River Cottage HQ in Devon, a working, organic, small-holding farm near Axminster.

We are offering two levels of learning for you. The ‘Expert’ is a fully-interactive training course, which leads to the River Cottage cookery diploma, whilst the ‘Peer’ is perfect for enthusiastic home cooks who want to expand their culinary repertoire with teaching from the best.

Both courses follow the same curriculum. That’s to say, 12 differently-themed modules, each one containing four lessons. They are all broadcast-quality programmes, professionally produced and filmed on site in the River Cottage HQ kitchens. All you need is a tablet or laptop with internet or 4G/5G access to join in the online training.

Choosing the ‘Expert’ option gives you direct access to the tutors, who will assess, mark and feedback your assignments, which all leads to your qualification. Whether you go down the diploma route or not, the aim for all students is to complete the course, which will then provide the practical skills, knowledge and confidence to cook tasty, seasonal and sustainable dishes.

Hugh is well-known for his TV shows, cookery books and newspaper columns. He, along with his fellow River Cottage cookery chef tutors, is passionate about good food. The focus is on the provenance, sourcing and seasoning of the ingredients, to create attractive and flavourful food that doesn’t have to cost the earth in every sense of the word.

Sign up for these brilliant River Cottage cookery courses and you’ll be searing, charring, filleting, foraging and lots, lots more from your own home. The expert chefs will impart their culinary skills and knowledge, all in that inimitable friendly and accessible River Cottage style.  


  • Register your voucher to receive access to the learning platform
  • You can start courses whenever you like


  • Lessons take place in a friendly, safe and secure online classroom

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 18

Anything Else

  • Lessons will run on any desktop, laptop, mobile or tablet
  • All you need is good wi-Fi or 4G connection
river cottage cookery course
The River Cottage Cooking Diploma
River Cottage Cooking Course - Peer Option
Total Price£320.00
Feefo logo