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Bakery and Patisserie Technology FdSc

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    University College Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**OVERVIEW****Have you got a passion for baking? Do you dream of becoming a chocolatier or patissier, or even starting your own baking business? From making artisan breads to working as a bakery technologist, our Bakery and Patisserie Technology foundation degree will give you the skills and knowledge for a range of careers to help you flourish in this creative and highly competitive industry.**Developed in consultation with industry experts, our long-established bakery course will help you hone your practical skills and technical abilities, as well as giving you the business knowledge you need to compete. Learning in our industry standard bakeries and state-of-the-art Food Science and Innovation Suite, not only will you develop a strong scientific and technological understanding of the core processes involved in the baking industry, but also the managerial skills to help you succeed in senior management or as an entrepreneur.You will be encouraged to boost your work-ready skills and experience on a work placement, with opportunities ranging from working with small artisan businesses to larger food producers and ingredient manufacturers. You will also benefit from our fantastic connections with major organisations in the bakery and confectionery industries, offering a wide variety of industry-related visits, guest lectures and further work opportunities.**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**- **Practical application** – Develop your hands-on skills on work placement as well as learning in our bakeries and our cutting-edge Food Science and Innovation Suite- **Industry approved** – We have a close working relationship with the Worshipful Company of Bakers, ensuring our course features the latest industry techniques and developments- **Competitions** – Take on the opportunity to showcase your talent in contests such as the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees’ (ABST) annual competition- **Enrichment** – From Callebaut and Mondelēz to Délifrance and DuPont/Danisco, our industry partnerships offer you a wealth of opportunities for guest lectures, research, placements and visits**FACILITIES**University College Birmingham is renowned for its outstanding food industry training facilities. Students on our bakery courses have access to our on-site baking and product development laboratories, hosting equipment such as high-speed pressure/vacuum mixers, specialist equipment for chocolate production and dough and flour rheology testing equipment. In addition, our Cakes and Bakes shop on campus sells a wide range of bread and baked goods made by our students.You will also have use of our multi-million pound Food Science and Innovation Suite, featuring the latest food testing and diagnostic technology alongside a cutting-edge development kitchen and bespoke sensory evaluation room.**PLACEMENTS**Our course features 120 hours of work experience during years 1 and 2. Employers we have worked with include Mondelēz (Birmingham), Edgbaston Boutique Hotel (Birmingham), Hyatt Hotel (Birmingham), The Ritz (London), Bettys Café Tea Room (Harrogate) and Slattery (Manchester).**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Bakery manager- Product/process development scientist- Development technologist (bakery and patisserie)- Artisan baker- Cake decorator- Quality control (QC) technicianUpon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of our full BSc (Hons) degree.- **Please refer to our website for the latest updates to this course**

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : CD

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.


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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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