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Professional Bakery and Cake Decoration — Level 2 Diploma

Catering, Bakery and Patisserie

Course ID: 174647

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • We are the very first established Bakery & Cake Decorating College in the North West and North Wales.
  • Perfect for students who wish to pursue a career in the baking/cake decoration industry.
  • 1 year course.
  • Level 2 qualification.
  • Gain a worldwide recognised qualification and boost your employability.
  • Recieve guidance from a teaching team with over 175 years of combined experience in the industry.
  • Take part in exciting exchange trips to Lorrach Germany and Switzerland.
  • Utilise our fantastic resources and facilities.

What to expect from the course

'Bake' yourself happy at the very first established Bakery and Cake Decorating College in The North West and North Wales!

Imagine making your own buttery flaky croissants and Danish pastries, waiting in anticipation for hot crusty bread to come fresh out of the oven then designing a three tier wedding cake with a floral sugar craft display.

This course is for anyone who may want a career in the Baking/ Cake decoration Industry, setting up your own business or to improve you home baking and cake decorating skills whilst gaining an industry and worldwide recognised Qualification from award winning Cake Decoration and Bakery Lecturers with over 175 years combined experience from one of the north wests oldest and leading Bakery Colleges.

As a student of the course, you will work as part of the team producing commercial bakery fermented traditional breads such as cottage loaves, multiseed breads and rolls, milk bread, oven bottom cobs. European breads such as fougasse, brioche, French baguettes, focaccia, Berliner doughnuts, cakes, pastries (sweet and savoury) and celebration cakes including wired flowers, royal icing, coatings and run outs, marzipan and modelling paste figures and fruits, you will also work as an individual on practising skills and being innovative in design of your own products.

L2 students will have the opportunity to attend the annual conference and competions weekend event.

Take part in an exchange trip to Lorrach Germany and Switzerland.


Level 2 Diploma in Professional Bakery and Cake Decoration

Why study with us?

Tuition from Pan European Awarding Wining Bakery and Cake Decorators
L 2 students will have the opportunity to attend the annual conference and competitions weekend event, with cash prizes, medals, industry recognised awards and scholarships to train with the leading European bakery and cake decoration companies
Attend Master classes during visitor economy week.
Returning students offering insights into industry with emphasis on up and coming bakery and cake decoration trends
Student exchange trip with exciting opportunities to bake in the world’s greatest bakery and cake destinations such as Lorrach Germany and the Richemont Bakery School in Switzerland.

Student Benefits

A baker decorating pastries.
Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
A woman getting a nail treatment on her hands.
Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
A chef preparing a dish.
Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
An illustration of students using Office 365.
Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

You could progress into employment or onto the following qualifications:

L3 Diploma in Professional Bakery and Cake decoration
Employment opportunities include:
Baker in retail and wholesale
Baker in professional Kitchen
Product development (Bakery and cake Decoration)
Sugar craft demonstrator
Working in cake decoration studios

Example careers

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

The following is a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry onto the course.

A minimum of 4 GCSEs grade 3 (previously D) or above including Maths and English Language OR a minimum of Level 1 course in your chosen subject at merit or above and English Language and Maths at Level 1.

An interest in the topic and good attitude to learning are important to enable you to achieve success on this course.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £21,225 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

Fee for24/25 is 1672.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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