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Cake Decoration Level 2 FDQ

  • Overview of the course

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    The course is designed for learners who are either working in or preparing to work in professional cake decoration roles. The course offers learners the opportunity to develop intermediate professional cake decoration skills and acquire accreditation.
    Level 2 aims to instruct the Learner in:
    • Cake decoration skills with sugar paste
    • Cake decoration skills with royal icing
    • Skills in 3D modelling
    • Cake design
    • Finishing novelty cakes
    The learner will build on their Level 1 portfolio showing working drawings of practical work, theory, hygiene, health & safety.
    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 a square cake
    • Sugar pasting a 2-tier stacked cake
    • Carving & finishing a novelty cake
    • Intermediate 3D modelling.
    In addition, you will learn intermediate theory, cake design, and various skills & techniques.
  • Entry requirements

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    To undertake Level 2 the learner needs to have a Level 1 certificate/award in cake decoration and a willingness to complete all assignments. Learners whose first language is not English need a full Level 2 qualification in English language to develop their portfolio.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Course evaluation is by tutors, learners will keep a handbook showing their progress and completion of each unit. Practical and design work are continually assessed by the tutor.
    All learners will complete an Individual Learning Journal which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    Learners are 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 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.
    • There is no baking on the course.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please email –
  • 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.
  • Groups and Times

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    Group: A. First class: 19 October 2023. Last class: 16 May 2024
    • Thursday : 18:00 - 21:00
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £540.00

    You can opt to pay these fees in monthly instalments. You can set this up during the enrolment.
    Courses fees are subject to change.
  • Future opportunities

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    On completion of the course students can look at self-employment or employment in the catering or confectionery trade. Learners completing Level 2 in Professional Cake Decoration, to a good standard, may apply for a place on the FDQ Level 3. Students may also choose to gain additional skills through another catering or cake decoration course.

    Other courses to support learning:

    • Free English and maths courses for those who have not yet attained a grade 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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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


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    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 still very important to us and so there may continue to be an element of study outside of the classroom during the, academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during these times 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

    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
  • Disclaimer

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    Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, 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.
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  • Time:

    18:00 - 21:00
    3.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    24 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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