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Qualification name Diploma in Food Industry Skills
Qualification level 1
Awarding organisation FDQ (Formerly Food and Drink Qualifications)
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 19th September 2023
Cost £1,291.50
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

Do you love baking? Ever dreamed of a professional career as a baker, cake decorator or working in confectionery? Our Bakery college course will provide you with the foundation of knowledge and skills to start pursuing your ambitions in the industry. Our Level 2 and Level 3 baking courses put the emphasis on hands-on training, providing you with essential practical skills in bread and confectionery. Working in our industry-standard kitchen facilities at University College Birmingham, you will gain a thorough background in working with a broad range of bakery products, as well as learning about chocolate work and other special interest areas such as celebration cakes or artisan bread.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

Please see UCB website for entry requirements

View the key features of this course.

Confectionery Chocolate tempering Modelling Celebration cakes Piping Flower making Food safety High volume manufacture of bread and yeast-based products Sugar craft Chocolate work Designing and developing bakery products Planning and evaluating specialist bakery products Monitoring quality Working with others

Understand how the course will be delivered.

You will also have an individual study programme to help you build the skills and experience you need to progress onto higher education or gain employment.

Find out what material you will need.

This course requires a uniform and kit costing approximately £300, depending on the items you purchase. (Prices are subject to change each year – exact costs and information on how to order required items will be provided to you prior to enrolment.) You may be eligible for the Learner Support Fund, which assists college students with course-related costs such as essential uniform, equipment and travel. For more information, please visit our Financial Support for College Students page.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

On the Level 2 course, underpinning knowledge is continually assessed so you will complete practical assessments in the bakeries and a series of questions on the e-learning platform. A Level 2 Food Safety exam is also undertaken.

Work placements offer a wealth of benefits alongside your studies, helping you put your learning into practice, develop your skills and understanding of the workplace, boost your CV for your chosen career or enhance your UCAS application for higher education. Our hired@UCB team can help find the ideal placement for you.

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Address Summer Row
B3 1JB
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Phone 0121 604 1000
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