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
Sugar craft demonstrator
Working in cake decorating studio
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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