Diploma in Cake Baking and Decorating at QLS Level 3 Certification

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 Overview Cake baking and decorating are two things many people are passionate about. It is a skill not everyone possesses, …


Cake baking and decorating are two things many people are passionate about. It is a skill not everyone possesses, so if you can and love to bake cakes, you should give the Diploma in Cake Baking and Decorating at QLS Level 3 course a try. Qualifying in this course can turn your passion into a rewarding career. With parties, birthdays, events, weddings and special occasions you will be never short of work. There is always a cake that needs to be baked!

The Diploma in Cake Baking and Decorating at QLS Level 3 will focus on key topics such as cake baking methods, cake decorating techniques, cake recipes, and how to pack and distribute your cakes. The course will teach you everything you need to know about baking and decorating cakes.

The course will enable you to become an expert in cake baking and decorating. Baking is an art that requires precise skill and deep dedication. It is also therapeutic for many, particularly, when you see the cake you’ve baked with much effort rise out of the oven. You will learn the tricks and techniques of baking a cake from scratch and making it look visually appealing. There is no lack of employment in this industry. You can work as a cake baker, decorator, pastry chef, cake stylist and cake maker. Qualifying in this course will give you the opportunity to open your own cake baking business, work as an independent cake maker or work in a large-scale franchise.

The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Quality Licence Scheme, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current qualifications. Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

*Study365 is an approved reselling partner for Quality Licence Scheme courses under Global Edulink

  • Why consider learning at Study 365?
  • What will I learn?
  • Access Duration
  • Who is this Course aimed at?
  • Entry Requirement
  • Method of Assessment
  • Certification
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  • Progression and Career Path
  • Other Benefits

With so many commitments in our lives, we may not have the time to learn new skills. The beauty of studying online is that you get to find this balance between your education and your daily commitments

Study 365 offers hundreds of online courses to students across the world. Gaining new skills has never been this easy as many of our courses are open to students with little or no qualifications or previous experience. All the courses are up-to-date, relevant, affordable, and will build on existing expertise or give you a jump-start to a new career. The courses are meticulously designed and equals what is offered in a classroom setting. With a solid reputation that has established and made us made us one of the most trusted and reliable online course providers we offer the most convenient path to gain skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in your chosen career. You can learn at your own pace at Study 365 and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules, interactive quizzes and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

  • Learn the tips and techniques of cake baking and decorating.
  • If you want to run your own cake baking business, learn what it entails.
  • Become familiar with cake decorating styles.
  • Learn how to run a cake decorating business.
  • Learn how to pack cakes and distribute cakes.
  • Gaining a qualification as a cake decorator will give you the opportunity to continue to progress in your career.

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

  • Cake Decorators and Bakers
  • Individuals wanting to establish their own cake decorating business
  • Anyone who wants to acquire cake decorating skills
  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.

This online course is assignment-based with learners being assessed upon the submission of a series of assignments. Once you successfully submit the assignments, students will gain an academic certification. The assignments must be submitted to the instructor through the online learning portal. The assignments will be reviewed and evaluated, with feedback provided to the student on how well they have fared.

Those who successfully complete the course will be issued the Diploma in Cake Baking and Decorating at QLS Level 3 by the Quality Licence Scheme.

Course Code: QLS-04989

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

Once you successfully completed Diploma in Cake Baking and Decorating at QLS Level 3, you will gain the knowledge that will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted. With this certification you can further expand your education or go onto work in numerous positions that will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum according to is given below.

  • Cake Decorator - £7.93 per hour
  • Baker - £8.06 per hour
  • Bakery Chef - £7.83 per hour
  • Pastry Chef - £21,525 per annum

Others jobs you can get

  • Cake Maker
  • Pastry Cook
  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Practice exams to ensure you are 100% ready
  • Eligible for a TOTUM discount card

Course Curriculum

01. Different Cake Projects
Different Cake Projects
02. Cake Decorating and Techniques
Cake Decorating and Techniques
03. Baking Methods
Baking Methods
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief I – Diploma in Cake Baking and Decorating at QLS Level 3
☑ Submit your Assignment
(A) Assignment Submission I – Diploma in Cake Baking and Decorating at QLS Level 3
04. Cake and Buttercream Recipes
Cake and Buttercream Recipes
05. Cake Baking
Cake Baking
06. Decorate Your Cake
Decorate Your Cake
07. How to Pack and Distribute
How to Pack and Distribute
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief II – Diploma in Cake Baking and Decorating at QLS Level 3
☑ Submit your Assignment
(A) Assignment Submission II – Diploma in Cake Baking and Decorating at QLS Level 3

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    S S


    July 26, 2021
    Cake decoration

    It is a good start beginners in cake decoration field

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    Charlie Todd

    April 10, 2019
    Highly Recommended

    If you love to bake cakes like me and want to learn new tricks, techniques and recipes, study the Cake Baking and Decorating course. I too was recommended this course by a professional cake baker who got their start by studying at Study 365. Now, I have my own cake baking business and I couldn’t be happier that I get to do something I love as my livelihood.

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    Staicy Hynd

    March 18, 2019
    Very Useful

    This was a great course which helped me immensely to learn all about baking and cake decorating. Very useful.

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