Bakery and Patisserie Technology at University College Birmingham - UCAS

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. 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) technician
Upon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of our full BSc (Hons) degree.
  • Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course

Modules

YEAR 1

  • Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Managing For Profit
  • Artisan Bread – Production and Appraisal
  • Introduction to Patisserie
  • Specialist Confectionery
  • Bakery Science and Nutrition
YEAR 2
  • Contemporary Bread
  • Functional Ingredients for Bakery
  • Advanced Patisserie and Confectionery
  • Bakery Product Design and Development
  • Quality Assurance and Legislation
- Sensory Science and Data Handling

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk ASSESSMENT Estimated breakdown of assessment for this degree course:

  • Coursework – 70%
  • Practical assessment – 23%
  • Written examinations – 7%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
DN6D
Institution code:
B35
Campus name:
University College Birmingham
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Non-tariff: Non-UCAS Tariff based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry please contact [email protected] to check your eligibility. Work-based: We also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to UCB. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your line manager supporting your entry to higher education. For further details please contact Admissions. Students who are studying a mixture of qualifications will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill
IELTS (Academic)BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component
Institution's Own TestBA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component

To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.

UCB English Language Requirements

http://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/english-language-requirements/english-language-requirements-table.aspx


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £13500 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

UK: If you are a UK student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham in 2021/22, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. A half year tuition fee is £4625. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s permitted rise). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. UCB does not charge for 24 or 48 week placements. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/undergraduate-fees/ EU and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.aspx

Provider information

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Clearing contact details

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Course Clearing information

Additional information

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Bakery and Patisserie Technology at University College Birmingham - UCAS