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Professional Bakery Level 3 Diploma at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

This course gives students the opportunity to learn and practise advanced skills together with in depth knowledge of raw materials and processes and creating your own business.

Students can choose one of the following learning pathways:

  • Cake making/ Cake decoration/Raw materials/processes/Starting a business
  • Bread and fermented goods/Cake making/ Raw materials/processes/Starting a business
  • Bread and fermented goods/ Cake making/ Cake decoration/Raw materials/processes/Starting a business

This is a very comprehensive course for people who may want a career in the baking or celebration cake industry or to start their own business. Students will work as an individual on practising advanced skills and being original and innovative in design of their own products, the course looks in depth at the theory of raw materials and processes used in the bakery and also to develop enterprising business skills

Entry requirements

  • L2 maths and English or equivalent or working towards
  • L2 Certificate or Diploma Professional Bakery


  • L3 Diploma Food Manufacture


  • Advanced Certificate in Cake Decoration


  • Appropriate industrial background (portfolio will be required for cake decoration or skill test)

Financial information

Please note there are the following additional costs for this course:

  • Uniform
  • Equipment Kit – knives and cake decoration
  • Dummy cakes
  • Art materials – A3 pad/pencils/poster paints /paint brushes
  • Membership of ABST (bakery students' society) £12 per annum
  • Field trips if appropriate

Future opportunities

  • Employment opportunities
  • Skills required to run your own business

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

Key information


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    • The College's Duke Street centre is located amongst the City's bustling RopeWalks conservation area famous for it's port related heritage and vibrant culinary scene. The centre is located just a few minutes walk from the City's world class shopping centre, Liverpool One.

      This campus is the central location for apprenticeships and both further and higher education courses in catering, hospitality, travel, tourism and leisure as well as hair, beauty and holistic therapies.

      All students have access to well-resourced facilities including modern industry standard teaching workrooms, kitchens and laboratories and salons kitted out with modern, industry-specialist equipment.

      The Academy Restaurant, Academy Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapy Salons, The Graduate Hair Salon and The Academy Café are located here in purpose built, industry standard facilities. As commercial ventures, they provide authentic working environments for students in training, as well as first-rate food produce and services and hair and beauty treatments to the public at highly competitive prices.