Fees: Standard £ 577 Conc £0 Full £1628
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This course will cover the basic techniques and skills used in sugar craft. The course consists of 4 units: 3 subject based skills units one of which is a sampling unit and a design unit. You will learn not only the skills to work with the materials of the craft but also you will develop your potential as a designer within the discipline.
For serious sugar crafters who are interested in working in the trade and have a level 1 qualification in the subject already. Please contact us to find out what to do to apply.
You will need a level 1 Certificate or equivalent or higher qualification in the subject also Basic English language literacy and numeracy skills (to level 1). If numbers applying are more than we have spaces for selection will be dependant on date of contact and past achievement. Once approved enrolment will be on a first come first served basis.
Work safely adhering to the current H&S practices for working with food. Produce estimates of and costings for projects in sugar craft. Create designs for works in sugar. Show source inspirations for works in sugar. Use colour, line and texture in your work. Make well constructed items of sugar craft to a saleable quality. Mix and identify colours using drawing or painting materials and also the materials of the craft. Mix and identify tints, tones and shades. Create three dimensional objects in sugar. Name, identify and describe use of tools and equipment used in the craft. Identify H&S criteria for the use of tools used. Store completed items correctly.
Demonstrations, groupwork, practical and project work. Class instruction and one to one tuition. Termly tutorials.
Sourcing of ingredients, finding sources for inspiration and completing folder work. Please note: There is a lot of evidence that must be produced and therefore homework will be set each week.
Continuous assessment from tutor, verification from Internal; Verifier and C&G verification. Tracking sheets will be used to track progress.
You could take higher level courses or begin to work in the area of cake decoration.
A4 and A3 folders with plastic sleeves will be needed to present your work. Camera or phone to record your work in photographs. Suitable clothing to be work and hair to be held back or enclosed in a net or hat designed for the purpose.
Most essential equipment for use on the course is provided but must be returned, other materials such as consumables will have to be provided by students. Those in receipt of means tested benefits will pay a nil fee and may also claim for some materials through the discretionary support fund. The Learner Support Fund is a discretionary scheme, funded by the Adult Learning and Skills Service and the Skills Funding Agency, to assist learners who may be experiencing difficulties in paying for essential equipment/materials, travel costs, childcare, registration fees and other necessary expenses. These funds are only available to learners studying towards an approved qualification and who are on a low household income of under £20,000. Parental income will not be taken into consideration but the income of any spouse or partner will. Proof of low income will be required. Please discuss this with your tutor at interview or enquire at reception for full details of these funds. You may wish to get additional help and guidance offered through the Study Support Sessions at the Macbeth Centre. 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 (hfals.co.uk), in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.