Hospitality & Catering
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2018/19) and are subject to change next year.

For students under 19

Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.

For students aged 19 or over

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees. Some courses may be free, depending on your circumstances. Certain Level 3 & 4 courses require you to pay the fee in full or take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Please see our guide to fees for more information.

International Students

Students from outside the EU/EEA need to pay the full international fee for their course. Please note, West London College does not offer Tier 4 Visa Sponsorship for students to study in the United Kingdom.


About this course

On this course you will learn how to:

  • develop cake designs, use your chosen design to make a celebration cake using various sugar mediums

  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of how chocolate work, how to store it correctly and the different varieties of chocolate available to purchase

  • create and make a complex chocolate gâteau using various tempered chocolate decorations

  • create and execute a chocolate centrepiece using various chocolate mediums

This qualification is for people who want to develop both understanding and skills in sugarcraft and want to secure a career in Hospitality and Catering, specifically in the area of sugarcraft/cake decorating.

This qualification will give learners the opportunity to:

  • Develop cake designs

  • Use a variety of sugar mediums

  • Decorate a curved or angular shaped cake with sugar paste

  • Temper and use chocolate couverture

  • Create a chocolate centrepiece

  • Create , make and decorated a chocolate cake

Facilities and Support Practical sessions will take place in a professional pastry kitchen, with equipment and facilities for sugarcraft course

The general services we offer as a College o Learning Centres o English & Maths support o Dedicated Work Experience team o Students Union Dedicated o Student Services

Entry Requirements

Age group: 19+ Candidates will be invited to a course interview where they can discuss their application further. An initial assessments (English & Maths) will be given. You will need to get a minimum of Entry 3 on the college initial on line assessment for literacy and maths

Assessment Method

Practical assessments, short written question papers portfolio of evidence

Progression Opportunities

The Level 2 Award in Chocolate Making can help you develop skill to help you find a job such as:

  • Pastry chef
  • Chocolatier

You could progress on to the Level 2 Certificate in patisserie & Confectionery (18 week course)

Study Methods

Research to provide evidence for portfolio and to support completing underpinning requirements Practising practical skills in pastry kitchen


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.