Professional Bakery and Cake Decoration — Level 2 Diploma

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Course information

Bake yourself happy! The is a very comprehensive course for people who may want a career in the baking or celebration cake industry or a formal qualification. It involves working as part of a team in the college commercial bakery producing bread, pastries, cakes and celebration cakes for customers. Students will also work as an individual on practising skills and being innovative in design of their own products. The course also looks at the theory of raw materials and processes used in the bakery and also business skills. This course is also suitable for anyone who may wish to improve their home baking and cake decorating skills.
Students aged 16-18 will form a study programme which will also include maths and English, depending on GCSE results the study programme could include either functional skills (maths & English) or GCSE (maths & English) and any underpinning knowledge required for the qualification.
This course gives students the opportunity to learn and practise skills in the following areas:
• Bread and fermented goods
• Cake and sponge goods
• Cake decoration and design
Please note there will be a requirement to purchase uniform and kit which will be further explained at interview.


Level 2 Diploma in Professional Bakery and Cake Decoration

This course leads to...

You could progress into employment or onto the following qualifications:

L3 Diploma in Professional Bakery and Cake Decoration

Employment opportunities include:

Baker in the retail and wholesale sector
Baker in professional kitchen
Product development
Sugar craft demonstrator
Working in cake decorating studio

Entry Requirements

Minimum entry requirements are GCSE grades F-G or above in English and Maths, or achievement of Entry 3 in the college online initial assessment tests in English and Maths. It is desirable to have a reasonable level of ICT.

You will also be subject to interview. At interview we expect you to be enthusiastic and passionate about food. Please bring any GCSE results or predicted grades, plus any other qualifications you might have gained.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 157718

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £15,736 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

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