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City College Bake-off

Course Code: AIP2-CCB

Level: 1
Subject area: Hospitality & Catering
Awarding body: OCNL
Qualification: Award
Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Short course
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: Ten weeks
When you'll study: Tuesdays, 5.30pm - 9.30pm

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About the course

Create bakes worthy of the white tent with this ten week course. From Danish pastries to macaroons, choux pastry to gateau, each week you’ll be learning something new. Fire up the ovens and be ready to create ‘Hollywood handshake’ earning bakes!

What you'll learn

You will study the following subject areas …

Basic food preparation and cooking:

  • the principle methods of cooking
  • typical cooking methods for different produce
  • prepare, cook and present simple dishes safely and hygienically, using wet and dry methods
  • clean work areas and equipment safely and hygienically during and after preparing and cooking food
  • safe working practices for different cooking methods.

Domestic cooking skills:

  • plan and cost nutritionally balanced meals
  • plan a two-course meal, taking into account basic nutritional value and costs
  • cook a meal using fresh ingredients and convenience foods
  • identify and use domestic kitchen equipment to produce a meal
  • clean and store the kitchen equipment used to produce a meal
  • identify and use different food preparation methods
  • produce a dish using different food preparation methods
  • the importance of health and safety in a domestic kitchen.

Baking bread, pastry, cakes and biscuits (optional):

  • ingredients used to make different types of bread
  • the function and preparation of yeast in bread making
  • make two different types of bread
  • different techniques for making shortcrust and hot water crust pastry
  • identify ingredients and make three types of fancy biscuits
  • assess finished products and make suggestions for improvement.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


There are no exams.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to a range of hospitality and catering courses at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.