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Creative Flower Decorations

  • Overview of the course

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    This course looks to introduce you to basic techniques in sugar flowers, it is aimed at those who are new to the subject or those with basic knowledge and skills of making sugar flowers.

    The course will introduce you to:
    - Use of equipment, tools and materials used in sugar flower production
    - Particular emphasis on design, organisation, hygiene and safety

    By the end of the course the learner will have gained experience in making flowers and foliage. Learners will have an appreciation of colour, design. proportion and texture applicable to the subject.

    Many of our learners come to study with us as we have industry-experienced tutors who have showcased learners work at Cake International (Bolton College won 'Best College & Group Display') and has also been featured in the National Press (Vogue Magazine).
  • What you'll learn

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    - You will gain knowledge of good hygiene practices and will implement these in the classroom.
    - The law and Codes of Practice to colours and materials used will be covered.
    - The selection, storage and care of tools and equipment and storage or materials and ingredients will be discussed during practical sessions.

    The course will cover the production of flowers and complimentary foliage using templates, commercial cutters and veiners. By the end of the course you will have produced a range or flowers suitable for use on a celebration cake.

    Note that this course does not include any baking.
  • Entry requirements

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    Some basic knowledge of wired sugar flower making is desirable but not essential.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will agree an individual learning plan (ILP) with your tutor identifying what you want and need to gain from the course. You will build up a folder which shows the range of skills and knowledge you have developed. You will receive supportive feedback throughout the course and track your progress in your Individual Learning Plan.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    - Learners are expected to provide their own materials and equipment.
    - Learners will be given a list 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.
    - A ring binder folder to keep your work organised is essential.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    You can contact a member of the team via
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    Contact the person shown in the last section to arrange an interview.
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £86.00
  • Future opportunities

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    Learners successfully completing this course may progress to the next level cake decoration course. Learners completing this short course to a good standard may apply for a place on ABC 139 Cake Decoration courses should they wish to gain a qualification. The ABC qualifications enable learners to work in industry, develop a private business or take a Teaching Certificate.

    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 Collge centres. Our Adult Community Learning Job Coach is available to support learners who are seeking employment.
  • Additional Information

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


    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, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. 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 you need):
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000.
    Lines are open :
    • during term time : Monday to Thursday between 8:45am and 7pm (5pm on Fridays)
    • out of term : Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm

    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document 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.

    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 email the Customer Services Manager at or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom on 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, someone in the Learning Centre Reception or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or 01204 482758.

    Enrolment Details

    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Time:

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

  • Duration:

    8 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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