Cake Decorating FDQ Level 1 Award - City of Wolverhampton College

Cake Decorating FDQ Level 1 Award Study Mode: Part-time    |    Course Level: 1

Whether you want to learn how to decorate cakes for family occasions, or take the first steps to a career in the confectionery industry, this Level 1 course will teach you the basics of using royal icing and sugar paste to produce attractively decorated cakes and biscuits.   

You will be taught your skills at the Metro One campus in the city centre which has its own on-site professional bakery and bakery shop selling fresh cakes, biscuits, pastry and bread to members of the public.  

You do not need any previous experience in the bakery industry - just an interest in cake decorating and a willingness to learn.  

During the course you will study the following modules: 

  • Decorating in sugar paste  
  • Piping in royal icing  
  • Decorating in royal icing  
  • Modelling of pates  
  • Finishing cupcakes 
  • Biscuit decoration 
  • Creativity and design  

By studying this course you will gain practical skills and knowledge in the following areas: 

  • Piping skills  
  • Shaping and moulding skills  
  • Simple sugar craft 

This is an assignment-based course so there are no exams and you will be continually assessed throughout the course in the following ways: 

  • Observation of your practical skills 
  • Assignments  
  • Questions by tutors.   
  • Production of a portfolio (achievement folder) of what you have learnt  

The skills you learn on this Level 1 course will enable you to progress to further hospitality and catering courses provided by the college:   

  • Level 2 diploma in professional bakery   
  • Level 2 diploma in professional cookery   

As well as learning in our professional bakery you will be taught by dedicated tutors who have many years of industry experience and therefore know the skills that employers are looking for and how you can make yourself stand out when applying for jobs in the future. 

You will also have access to a range of support services provided by the college - such as careers advice and guidance, financial support and additional learning support, as well as the Students' Union which organises trips and activities throughout the year.  

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