1Course Overview

Cake Making Level 2 and Starting Your Own Business Level 3

Course code: OSC1270

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In the recent era, cakes and all the variations have become a popular trend. Whether you're making a celebration cake or decorative cupcakes, this course provide syou with the foundation and fundamental skills to get creative. 

In addition, you will learn how the ins and outs of starting a business to be able to put the skills ino practice and become a self-employed, cake-making entrepreneur - all from the comfort of your own home! 

This combined course will allow you to:

  • Understand the basic skills, theories and approaches used to create beautiful, inventive and decorative cakes
  • Explore the different equipment used to make cakes
  • Understand sugar craft and icing techniques, and how to use them in decorating your cake
  • Learn the key steps you will need to consider when planning and creating your business to increase your chances of success and minimise risk
  • Understand how to market your business, identifying competition and setting pricing and branding strategies
  • Plan how to provide for the individual needs of customers and prepare for the obstacles and opportunities that will arise in your venture

This course will allow you to study at your own pace and when it suits you. With no deadlines or timetables to stick to, studying with Open Study College is a simple, hassle-free way to achieve your career goals.

You can submit your assignments by post or email, whichever suits you! And your coursework will be marked by our friendly and experienced tutors, who will provide you with unlimited email support throughout your studies.

Discounts on selected courses - Until 26th March
2Course Content

Cake Making Level 2

Unit 1: Chemistry and Baking
  • Basic chemistry of baking
  • Functions of the main ingredients
  • Cake chemistry
  • Gluten in baking
Unit 2: Equipment 
  • Equipment used for baking
  • Sieves
  • Electric mixers
  • Thermometers
  • Scales and measurers
  • Different types of tins
  • Liners
  • Cooling racks
  • Icing guns and smoothers
  • Spacers and levellers
  • Dowling, tiers and spacers
  • Piping and embellishing
Unit 3: Cake Types and Fillings
  • Textures of cakes
  • Types of cakes
  • Multi-tiered cakes
  • Sculpting cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Layer cakes
  • Cake fillings
Unit 4: Cake Design
  • Design a cake from scratch
  • Sketching
  • Selecting cake types
  • Equipment
  • Trial and error
  • Plan a cake
  • Potential obstacles
Unit 5:  Icing
  • Fondant icing
  • Royal Icing
  • Butter cream
  • Marzipan
  • Sugar paste
  • Ganache
Unit 6: Sugar Craft
  • Introduction to sugar craft
  • Piping
  • Creating flowers and petals
  • Sugar paste
  • Modelling paste
  • Texture
  • Colour visual effects
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Starting Your Own Business Level 3

Unit 1: Preparing to Start Your Business
  • Why start your own business?
  • Character and motivation
  • Before you start: managing yourself and planning
  • Market research
  • Sales and profits
  • Competitors
  • Financial planning
  • Suppliers
  • Employing people
  • Stock and asset management
Unit 2: Defining Your Business
  • Deciding on the form of your business (sole trader, partnership, limited company)
  • How to decide what is best for you
  • Setting goals for yourself
Unit 3: Marketing
  • Your product or service
  • Value for money
  • Competition
  • Segmenting your market
  • Pricing
Unit 4: Customers
  • Identifying your potential customers
  • Promoting your business
  • Before sale
  • After sale
Unit 5: Finance
  • Understanding your business finances
  • Working with figures
  • Break-event point
  • Fixed and current assets
  • Cash flow
  • Sources of finance
  • Managing your money
Unit 6: Your Business Plan
  • Why do you need a business plan?
  • The format and structure of your business plan
  • Yourself, your people. your values, your mission
  • Your business model
  • Your market
  • Your competition
  • Development
  • Profit forecast
  • Risks
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor to be marked. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course), which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. This bundle will take you approximately 240 hours.

Study Method

You will study this course via distance learning, allowing you to learn wherever and whenever it suits you. With our choice of flexible study methods, you can choose the option that suits your learning style. If you choose to study online, you’ll be able to start studying through our online learning portal as soon as you receive your login details. If you choose a study pack, we will have your learning materials delivered to your door. You will also receive unlimited tutor support by email, meaning help and guidance is only ever a click away!

Course Outcomes

Once you have successfully completed this course you will receive two Certificates of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary. The Learner Unit Summary details the units you have completed as part of your course.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills for regulated qualifications the student may undertake in the future. The Unit Summary can be used as evidence and recognition of prior learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learner and employer requirements. This course is endorsed by the ABC Awards’ Quality License Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers meet their high standards. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process. This course has been benchmarked at Level 2 and 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

There are no requirements to be able to enrol onto this course. 

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course). The time limit and flexibility of this course allows to complete your studies at your own pace.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Study pack including pen, highlighter and study planner*
  • FREE NUS Extra card for great discounts on your favourite brands

 

*Only included with the study pack option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

What happens if I lose my course pack?

Our course replacement service ensures that your learning materials will be replaced for a one-time additional fee if they are lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies. You can request a course replacement pack by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do I do if I still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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  • I am a permanent UK resident
  • I have 3 years of UK address history
  • I am currently employed or self-employed
  • With a minimum annual income of £5,000
  • I am not bankrupt or in an IVA (Individual Voluntary Agreement)
  • I have a UK bank account capable of paying direct debits
  • I have a credit or debit card

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