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FDQ Level 1 Award in Cake Decoration

The FDQ Basic Sugarcraft Cake Decoration course covers using royal icing, sugarpaste and marzipan.

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  • Subject Area: Baking and Cooking / Catering & Hospitality / Sugarcraft
  • Mode: Part Time
  • Campus: Weybridge
  • About this course

    The FDQ Basic Sugarcraft Cake Decoration course covers using royal icing, sugarpaste and marzipan.  This is a certificated course run by the FDQ examining board. It is a recognised vocational qualification for those wishing to work as a cake decorator.

    Course Details

    What will the course involve?


    This course is intended for those who wish to work as a cake decorator. This course is recommended if you have done sugarcraft before but do not have a formal qualification.

    Entry Requirements

    What qualifications will I need?

    No prior experience of sugarcraft is needed. It is recommended that you complete the beginners level before moving on to the intermediate level; however if you feel that you are able to start on at intermediate level then photos of your work will be required.

    All applicants have an interview before enrolling on the course. 


    How much will the course cost?

    16 - 19 | £550.00
    Reduced Cost  | £225
    Full Cost  | £550

    16 - 19 | £0.00
    Reduced Cost  | £0
    Full Cost  | £0

    For more information on the funding available. view our student finance page.

    Additional Costs

    All students will be subject to a £25 registration fee per academic year.

    A uniform and kit are required for this programme, costing £137.00 for which a list will be provided at enrolment.

    Each student will receive a print allowance at the start of their course, should they require additional printing beyond this limit, they will be charged.


    Next Steps

    FDQ Level 2 Certificate in Cake Decoration (inc. flower unit)

    Start dates

    Reference Campus Duration Days Hours Start
    00567/1B17 Weybridge 23 Weeks Wednesday 0900 - 1300 16/09/2019
    00567/1A17 Weybridge 23 Weeks Wednesday 5.30pm - 9.30pm 16/09/2019
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