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At a glance

  • Part Time evening

  • September and November intakes 4 hours a week for 9 weeks

  • Pibwrlwyd Campus

The cake baking course at Coleg Sir Gar could be an excellent starting point for aspiring bakers, dedicated home cooks and food enthusiasts to come along and celebrate the passion required for baking the ultimate cakes and desserts.

The course will offer expert knowledge and advice from a dedicated and passionate chef, professional techniques and a chef’s secret or two along the way. The course will celebrate the very best recipes, modern and classical bakery techniques used in professional kitchens and bakeries today.

At the end of the cookery course you will achieve an Agored Cymru Preparing and Baking Cakes certificate.

Programme Features

This is an evening cookery course for anyone aged 16 and above.

Most ingredients, a branded chef’s apron and use of equipment are provided. Various cooking methods and kitchen skills will be introduced into each session.

You will have opportunities to learn to make cakes and desserts using a wide range of techniques, methods and ingredients.

A range of different recipes will be introduced throughout the course and you will be introduced to the intricacies of balanced ingredients to obtain the best results in your baking.

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You will have the opportunity to develop skills in baking a range of products including

Biscuits, cake and sponge products - Genoise Sponges, Gateaux, Shortbread, Madeira Cake Fruit Cake, Carrot cake,  Whisked Sponges to name a few.

Progression and employment

The cake baking course at Coleg Sir Gar could be the starting point and will provide an excellent foundation for inspiring chefs of the future, with the next step to enrol on a full or part time catering course.

The course will open the door to future opportunities at the college with other courses being offered such as cake decoration, patisserie, artisan bread baking, the Taste of Wales cookery and vegan and vegetarian specific courses.

Lecturers can provide specialist advice to learners regarding vocational and work-based qualifications and progression options.

Method of assessment

Practical based assessment with recipe support.

Students will need to provide evidence of sourcing ingredients, following recipes, preparing and baking a range of cakes and desserts for their portfolio.

Students will achieve an Agored Cymru Certificate in Preparing and Baking Cakes on completion.

Entry requirements
  • Age limits 16+ years of age.
  • No academic requirements.
  • Health and safety rules to apply which are introduced in the first session.
Additional costs

Costs have been calculated for the course, which included most product ingredients and a branded apron for all students.

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Get in Touch

Graig Campus
Sandy Road
SA15 4DN
01554 748000
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Coleg Sir Gar is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 08539630 and is a registered charity No. 1152522. 
The registered office is at The Graig Campus, Sandy Road, Pwll, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 4DN