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C&G Level 1 Award In Sugar Craft (royal Icing Techniques)

Accredited course - interview required.

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 195 Conc £0 Full £451

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday 10:00 - 13:00 10 MAC 29/04/2019 15/07/2019 FC3001

What will the course cover?

This course is suitable for beginners and those seeking to have a formal qualification in the subject and want to work in the trade or start their own business.

Who is the course for?

Learners who wish to increase their skills in the subject for employment and/or personal development.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

None but an interest in the subject and a willingness to learn. You will need to record your work in photographs and write out simple costings and other related information so you will need to be able to write in English at Entry 3 or above level.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

"Make royal icing using raw edible materials Store royal icing to preserve its working consistency Position to create a stable surface whilst coating/piping/decorating Apply and dry a flat coating of royal icing to the boards to form a base for decorative techniques. Apply royal iced piping decorative techniques; straight and curved lines, dots and dashes, rosettes, create and fix off-pieces Create surface texture using simple tools and techniques Apply powdered food colours using dusting techniques to create shade and tone on dried royal iced surface Select a suitable container for food safety storage and transportation Produce a simple cost sheet and production timescale Evaluate and discuss the completed decorated royal iced boards Work safely and effectively"

How is the course organised?

Demonstrations, group work, practical and project work. Class instruction and one to one tuition. There will also be tutorials.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

There will be homework set to support your learning and to ensure a successful outcome.

How will my progress be assessed?

Your progress will be assessed by using your individual Learning Plan (ILP) and folder. Your work will be assessed and marked by your tutor and will be sampled by internal and external verifiers. Questions and answer sessions. Photographs taken as you progress

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Begin to work in the business or for yourself or take further courses at this level or higher level 2 course with us or a FE college (tutor can advise).

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Your tutor will advise learners about the “tools of the trade” you will be advised each week of what you need to bring. some materials and equipment will be provided. You will need to bring an A4 ring-binder with plastic sleeves.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details of all available support can be found on our website (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.