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Level 1 Award in Culinary Skills - Rise to the Occasion

Subject Area

Hospitality & Catering

Student Type


Study Mode

Part Time

Course Type

Adult Further Education

What is the course about?

This cake and bread course provides foundational knowledge and hands-on practice in creating delectable cakes and breads. Participants learn essential techniques, recipes, and tips for baking delicious treats at home.

Why should I choose the course?

This course for cakes and bread equips you with essential baking skills, enabling you to create homemade delights with confidence. It's a rewarding opportunity to explore your passion for baking and delight friends and family with delicious treats.

What will I learn?

On this course, you will learn a range of techniques and skills, including measuring and scaling ingredients accurately, mixing and preparing cake batters, kneading and shaping bread dough, understanding baking temperatures and times, frosting and decorating cakes, and troubleshooting common baking issues. You will gain a Level 1 Award in Culinary Skills.

What will the course lead on to?

This course is a basic course to support you to develop the necessary skills to progress into some of our more advanced courses such as our fantastic Level 2 Certificate in general Patisserie and confectionery; which also focuses on enriched dough products.

Are there any links with industry and university?

We have excellent links with local and national employers, including Greene King Pubs, Local hotels and restaurants.

Working with talented professionals will boost your skills and provide you with valuable industry insight. We ensure that your course is full of opportunities to learn from the best. We currently work with one of the best chefs in the country, Gary Usher from Elite Bistros, along with Michelin star chef Aiden Byrne, famous for restaurants such as The Church Green. Chefs including Rob Bruford from Dine Catering have been so impressed by our students that they have offered them jobs upon completion of their courses.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

We always put learning at the centre of all we do. We have dedicated and passionate teaching staff who are practicing Chefs so are current in the modern trends and cuisine. All teaching staff bring a wealth of both industry and educational experience to the department, ensuring that you will have an excellent learning experience with us. We have fully equipped and professional kitchens and a dedicated hospitality and catering technician to further support you during your time with us.

What are the entry requirements?

You must have an interest in the subject area. A good level of English. Be willing to partake in practical activities, some blended learning with access to our virtual learning environment and Learning Resource Centre and you will self-assess your weekly progress using an individual reflective log at the end of each session.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

You would need to purchase an Apron and safety footwear suitable for a kitchen environment, this will be discussed at your interview

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Course options


10 Weeks
Class Times
09:00 - 12:00
Warrington Campus
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee
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