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Where will this course lead?

This course is ideal for beginners or for those with some experience; it also makes an excellent refresher.
It is an ideal first step and can lead to employment as a cake decorator or become self-employed offering cakes for special occasions.
 

What will I study?

Autumn Term - Learn how to make a quick and easy sponge cake with simple modelling techniques in icing or marzipan. You will also make a novelty Halloween cake and a traditional Christmas cake incorporating simple modelling skills. You will also learn how to make inexpensive modelling paste.

Winter Term - You will increase your skills in cutting and shaping novelty Valentine and Easter/Spring cakes. This will incorporate some simple sugarcraft flowers and basic piping techniques.

Summer Term - You will learn how to make other cakes such as novelty cakes and other cakes suitable for birthdays and weddings. This will also include more methodical modelling techniques.
 

How will this course be delivered?

Practical class based work lead by tutor demonstration; some designs may have to be completed at home.

What qualifications will I get?

This is a personal enrichment programme. 

How will I be assessed?

This course is for personal development and is informally assessed by the tutor with self-assessment and evaluation by the student.

How do I get a place on the course?

Enrolment opportunities are available throughout the year. Please contact us for more details on 0121 678 7000 or email Community.SkillsforLife@Solihull.ac.uk

What are the entry requirements?

Students must be aged 19+.
If you have learning difficulty or disability please let us know when you apply.

What else do I need to know?

The tutor will inform you on the first session of any tools and equipment that are required. She will also have a list of suppliers where these will be available. You can use ready-made cakes or dummies to decorate.

Please note: Materials are not supplied for Cakes, Flowers/Floristry, Textiles, Soft Furnishings, Homemade Crafts, Calligraphy, Art, Cookery, Tiling, Painting & Decorating, Sewing or Dressmaking.

Students are responsible for providing their own ingredients and some equipment. 
 

What can I do after this course?

We also offer a range of craft courses for adults, as well as Wider Family Learning courses designed for adults and children to learn together.

Location

Woodlands Campus

Start Date

15/09/2021

Day

Wednesday

Time

19:00-21:00

Course Fee

£70 (for 10 weeks)

Course Code

CACLR092E002A

Study Mode

Part Time

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Location

Woodlands Campus

Start Date

19/01/2022

Day

Wednesday

Time

19:00-21:00

Course Fee

£70 (for 10 weeks)

Course Code

CACLR092E002W

Study Mode

Part Time

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Location

Woodlands Campus

Start Date

27/04/2022

Day

Wednesday

Time

19:00-21:00

Course Fee

£56 (for 8 weeks)

Course Code

CACLR092E002S

Study Mode

Part Time

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Predicted Employment

How much can I earn?

£17,680
NATIONAL AVERAGE

Employment by Region

The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.
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