Cake Decorating Level 1

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Course code: 24C205

Develop your creative passion with this practical cake decorating course. Learn to design and decorate your own celebration cakes, using sugar paste, flower paste, icing and marzipan.   

when

Dates

From 26 Sep 2024 to 12 Jun 2025
Thu 18:00-21:00

31 weeks

26 Sep 2024

18:00 to 21:00

03 Oct 2024

18:00 to 21:00

10 Oct 2024

18:00 to 21:00

17 Oct 2024

18:00 to 21:00

24 Oct 2024

18:00 to 21:00

07 Nov 2024

18:00 to 21:00

14 Nov 2024

18:00 to 21:00

21 Nov 2024

18:00 to 21:00

28 Nov 2024

18:00 to 21:00

05 Dec 2024

18:00 to 21:00

12 Dec 2024

18:00 to 21:00

19 Dec 2024

18:00 to 21:00

09 Jan 2025

18:00 to 21:00

16 Jan 2025

18:00 to 21:00

23 Jan 2025

18:00 to 21:00

30 Jan 2025

18:00 to 21:00

06 Feb 2025

18:00 to 21:00

13 Feb 2025

18:00 to 21:00

27 Feb 2025

18:00 to 21:00

06 Mar 2025

18:00 to 21:00

13 Mar 2025

18:00 to 21:00

20 Mar 2025

18:00 to 21:00

27 Mar 2025

18:00 to 21:00

03 Apr 2025

18:00 to 21:00

10 Apr 2025

18:00 to 21:00

01 May 2025

18:00 to 21:00

08 May 2025

18:00 to 21:00

15 May 2025

18:00 to 21:00

22 May 2025

18:00 to 21:00

05 Jun 2025

18:00 to 21:00

12 Jun 2025

18:00 to 21:00

where

THE MALTINGS 

Herbert Street

Wolverhampton
WV1 1NQ


fees

Fees and concessions

total  total fee  for  this  course: £523.00.

the full tuition fee for this course: £478.50  (

Fee concessions will be discussed on application, many students do not have to pay a course fee.

) . £44.5  for exam fees

who

Wolverhampton Adult Education Service

enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk

Course details

<p>Do you want to develop your creative passion by learning to create your own professional looking cake decorations and sugar craft?</p>

<p>Would you like to be self-employed or work in the creative industries?</p>

<p>We offer a range of courses from Entry Level to Level 2 that will help you reach your goal.</p>

<p><strong>Cake Decorating – an introductio</strong>n – Start your creative journey with this beginner’s course. It will introduce you to some of the basic skills involved in cake decorating and sugar craft resulting in a qualification. Learn the basics of designing and decorating your own celebration cakes, using a variety of sugar paste, flower paste, icing and other decorative techniques.  </p>

<p><strong>Cake Decorating Level 1</strong> - This practical course will allow you to further develop your skills in cake decorating and sugar craft to create more challenging projects and gain a qualification.  You will learn to design and decorate your own celebration cakes, using sugar paste, flower paste, icing and marzipan.  </p>

<p><strong>Cake Decorating Level 2</strong> - This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop your creative passion further whether this is to be put to use in home baking or turned into a self-employment opportunity. You will be able to give your cake decorating a more professional look by learning a variety of more advanced techniques.</p>

<p>You will have the opportunity to explore opportunities for employment and self-employment.</p>

Course requirements

<p>Entry to these courses starts with an informal meeting with your teacher. You will need to have a good use of English for each course level. There will be an opportunity to join a separate English, maths or digital skills class if you do not already have a Level 2 qualification in these subjects.</p>

<p>You will need 100% attendance throughout the course to successfully achieve.</p>

Location

<p>The Maltings, Herbert Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1NQ</p>

What are the benefits of this course?

<ul>
<li>If you have an artistic eye and fine coordination, cake decorating can be a highly creative, challenging craft. In a gourmet market or specialty bakery, a cake decorator might work directly with clients, drawing sketches to help them visualize a custom cake</li>
</ul>

<p>These qualifications will provide an opportunity to gain practical skills in creative craft. They will:</p>

<ul>
<li>Introduce you to craft and design materials</li>
<li>Allow you to combine materials to create an art or craft item whilst working safely</li>
<li>Help you use materials, tools and equipment correctly and safely</li>
<li>Develop an understanding of health and safety considerations in the craft environment</li>
<li>Give you opportunities to investigate creative enterprise and employment opportunities in the creative sector</li>
<li>Help you to develop analytical and research skills</li>
<li>Evaluate your own work and develop ideas further</li>
<li>Provide you with a basis for progression into further study in craft-related areas</li>
<li>You will gain a valuable addition to your CV to help you get a job or help you to get a better job.</li>
<li>You will study in an adult environment with support from a dedicated student services team</li>
<li>You will meet new people, develop your networks and your confidence</li>
<li>Many students will be able to access financial support e.g., course fees, resources, travel, childcare, laptop loan</li>
<li>All the teachers are experts in their subject, fully qualified and experienced</li>
<li>We get excellent feedback from students</li>
<li>You will be given a FREE Microsoft Office 365 account including access to Word, Excel and PowerPoint</li>
</ul>

How will I learn?

<p>Most sessions will be delivered face-to-face. There will be planned lessons, discussions, group activities,  research, tutorials, and demonstrations followed by practical activities giving you the best experience whilst preparing you for a move onto the next level of course or into employment. In addition there may be online sessions where you will learn to use Microsoft Teams.  Up to 25% of your course will be independent learning that will involve you carrying out activities outside of the classroom.</p>

<p>Learning support is available if you have a learning disability, let us know on your application if you require support.</p>

How will my progress be monitored and assessed?

<p>Assessment takes place throughout your study in the form of written assignments and the production of a range of items. Your teacher will negotiate assessment plans with you on a regular basis and will give you feedback on how well you are doing.</p>

<p>You will have an Individual Learning Plan which will be used to record your targets and progress.</p>

<p>There are no examinations as you will put together a portfolio of evidence that will be assessed by your teacher and moderated externally.</p>

Are there any additional costs?

<p>For many students the course will be free. Student services will check your eligibility for funding.</p>

<p>You will need to supply your own writing materials such as pens, paper and folders and you will need to provide your own cake decorating resources, the teacher will advise you in your first session. If you do not have a computer or laptop but need to use one for your learning you may be able to loan a laptop and a MiFi dongle to enable you to learn at home.</p>

<p>For information about support with travel, childcare or resource costs, please contact Student Services on 01902 551658 or 01902 558180 or please email <a href="mailto:enquiries@aes.wolverhamptonn.gov.uk">enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk</a> to check eligibility</p>

What qualification will I get?

<p>On successful achievement of your course you will be awarded one of the following:</p>

<p>NCFE Entry Level Award in Creative Craft</p>

<p>NCFE Level 1 Award in Creative Craft</p>

<p>NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Craft</p>

What will I be able to do after this course?

<ul>
<li>Progression to the next level creative craft course.</li>
<li>You may wish to broaden your skills in other areas such as English, maths or digital skills.</li>
<li>Successful achievement of the course may lead to a variety of employment opportunities including:
<ul>
<li>Cake Decorator (£12,000 to £25,000)</li>
<li>A variety of self employment opportunites</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>

<p>*Salary information is taken from the National Careers Service March 2024*</p>

Further information

<p>For further information or for careers or educational advice please contact our Student Gateway:</p>

<p>01902 558180 | <a href="mailto:enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk">enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk</a> | <a href="http://www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk">www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk</a></p>