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Bakery and Patisserie Technology FdSc

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**Delivered by experts in the University’s renowned College of Food and Hospitality Management, the course is ideal if you want to focus on the technical and managerial skills required to be successful in the baking industry. It will also appeal to students who want experience of working with a broad range of baking and confectionery processes. The University has its own industry standard on-site bakery, product development laboratories and specialist chocolate facilities, allowing you to acquire comprehensive, high-level industry skills.**Who’s the course for?**The bakery and confectionery industry offers a creative, competitive work environment with superb opportunities for career progression. Whether you want to work for a major bakery company, start your own business baking artisan bread, or become a chocolatier or a patissier, this course will give you the practical skills and business knowledge you will need. Modules have been developed in consultation with industry experts to provide you with the technical and managerial skills needed to succeed at senior management level or as a business entrepreneur.**Why should I study the course?**- **PRACTICAL APPLICATION** – Develop your hands-on skills on work placement and through learning in our bakeries and cutting-edge Food Science and Innovation Suite- **INDUSTRY APPROVED** – Our close working relationship with the Worshipful Company of Bakers ensures our course features the latest industry techniques and developments- **COMPETITIONS** – Showcase your talent by taking part in contests such as the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees’ (ABST) annual competition- **ENRICHMENT** – From Mondelēz and Callebaut to Délifrance and DuPont/Danisco, our links with industry partners offer you a wealth of opportunities for guest lectures, research, placements and visits**Great. Tell me some more**The University’s on-site bakery and product development laboratories feature specialist equipment such as large planetary machines, industrial ovens, Spiral and high-speed mixers, chocolate tempering and enrobing equipment, rack and deck ovens and retarder provers. We have our own bakery shop and packaging plant which gives you the unique experience of managing the entire commercial process, from product development through to manufacture, packaging and retail.There are great opportunities for placements, due to our unrivalled links with industry partners. You will also get opportunities to enter competitions, which will hone your creative skills – and are great fun.**What skills will I gain?**As you are introduced to the science and technology of bakery, you will also get an understanding of their nutritional contribution to the diet. You will learn the advanced skills required in making artisan bread and specialist confectionery.**What about the future?**On successful completion of foundation degree, you could decide to take the final year of the BA (Hons) degree.The degree is ideal if you are interested in a career in the bakery and confectionery industry. The course will provide an excellent foundation for those who wish to start their own business. Graduates will also be able to work in a wide range of organisations including:- Artisan bakeries- Restaurants- Delicatessens- Commercial bakeries and patisseries- Hotels- Conference and exhibition centres

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.

Entry requirements

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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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