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Cake Decoration Level 2

  • Overview of the course

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    Level 2 of the course aims to develop and extend the basic techniques you will have learned on the Cake Decoration Level 1 course:
    - Use of equipment, tools and materials used for more advanced cake decoration
    - An appreciation of colour, design, proportion and measurement applicable to the subject

    You will be expected to build on the folder you produced on the Level 1 course, by the end of Level 2 you will know how to apply advanced techniques in royal icing, sugarpaste and modelling.

    Many of our learners come to study with us as our tutors have a proven track record in both competitions, Bolton College won 'Best College and Group Display Winner' at Cake International, and working with local bakeries with national supermarket contracts to keep up with current trends.
  • What you'll learn

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    You will cover a range of topics including:
    - Royal icing, development and extension of basic techniques for cake decoration
    - Sugarpaste, development and extension of basic techniques for cake decoration
    - Modelling with a range of mediums for cake decoration

    In addition, basic Health & Safety, colour theory, labelling and storage of ingredients and finished products and public liability insurance.
  • Entry requirements

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    You should have achieved a good standard at Level 1 (or equivalent) to undertake Level 2.

    Learners whose first language is not English need a full level 2 qualification in English Language in order to complete the portfolio.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Course evaluation is by tutors, learners will keep a log book showing their progress and completion of each unit. Practical and design work are continually assessed by the tutor.

    At the end of the course an exhibition is held for all practical and design work and an External Moderator from the awarding body (FDQ) visits to confirm the marks.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    - Learners will be required to practice at home.
    - Learners are expected to provide their own materials and equipment. A list will be given to learners at the start of the course.
    - As it is intended that the items produced on the course are for eating, learners are expected to wear an apron, have appropriate flat, closed footwear and have long hair tied back.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to catering@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details we will send you a text with a link to book a telephone interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £450.00
    Other fees: £42.50
  • Future opportunities

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    After completion of the course students can look at self-employment or employment in the catering or confectionery trade.
    You may even choose to gain additional skills through another catering course.

    Other courses available to support your learning:
    - Free English and maths courses for those who have not yet attained a grade at C at GCSE (grade 4 equivalent)
    - Free digital literacy courses for beginners in computing and tablets
    - Free positive steps to wellbeing courses to support improved mental wellbeing, health and confidence
    - A range of employability skills courses

    Information, advice and guidance is available at all Bolton College centres. Our Adult Community Learning Job Coach is available to support learners who are seeking employment.
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update


    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    All conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.

    Assessment


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.

    Financial


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners


    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):

    Helpline


    Whilst Coronavirus restrictions are in place, the best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We will endeavor to staff this service from 10am – 3.30pm, Monday to Fridays.
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College


    The health and safety of our learners and staff is very important to us and with the continued situation, related to the coronavirus outbreak, there will be an increased emphasis on study outside the classroom during the 2020/21 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during directed study or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement


    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at customer.services@boltoncc.ac.uk

    Safeguarding Statement


    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via safeguarding@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
  • Start Date:

    02/12/2020

  • End Date:

    23/06/2021

  • Time:

    10:00 - 13:00
    3.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    24 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    CA900-IG03