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Professional Bakery and Cake Decoration — Level 2 Diploma

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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 students 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.
Student exchange trip to Lorrach Germany and Switzerland


Level 2 Diploma in Professional Bakery and Cake Decoration

This course leads to...

You could progress into employment or onto the following qualifications:

L 3 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

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.

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.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 163695

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


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 £18,135 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 for21/22 is 1672.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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