Sugarcraft (7159)

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2014 Our certificates and diplomas in Sugarcraft cover a wide range of skills from cupcakes and cake pops, royal icing techniques, creating a botanical sugar floral study  through to techniques using chocolate couverture.

This qualification is ideal for anyone interested in working or wanting to work in cake decoration, from complete beginners to those wishing to develop their skills and knowledge.


Available in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
  • Ireland
  • International

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General Information

What's involved in delivering this course

If your Centre is approved to offer the  Award/Certificate/Diploma in Creative Techniques - Sugarcraft you can apply for the new qualification in Sugarcraft approval using the fast track approval form, available from the City & Guilds website.

Centres should use the fast track form if:
• there have been no changes to the way the qualifications are delivered, and
• they meet all of the approval criteria in the fast track form guidance notes.

Fast track approval is available for 12 months from the launch of the qualification. After 12 months, the Centre will have to go through the standard Qualification Approval Process. The centre is responsible for checking that fast track approval is still current at the time of application.

To offer these qualifications, new centres will need to gain both centre and qualification approval. Please refer to the Centre Manual - Supporting Customer Excellence for further information.

Centre staff should familiarise themselves with the structure, content and assessment requirements of the qualifications before designing a course programme.

Level 1

They allow learners to cover and use sugar as a creative medium to develop and practise Sugarcraft and cake decoration skills required for career progression.

What careers can this lead to

They allow learners to progress onto the following City & Guilds qualifications: 
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Sugarcraft (7159-02)
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Sugarcraft (7159-12)
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma Sugarcraft (7159-22)

Level 1 Award in Sugarcraft(7159-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015

Level 1 Award in Sugarcraft (Royal Icing Techniques)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7396/2 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 31 - 31 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Sugarcraft (Sugarpaste Techniques)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7397/4 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 30 - 30 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Sugarcraft (Gateau)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7399/8 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 28 - 28 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Sugarcraft (Sugar Floral Display)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7400/0 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 32 - 32 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Sugarcraft (Wired Floral Corsage)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7401/2 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 31 - 31 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Sugarcraft (Chocolate Coverings)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7402/4 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 31 - 31 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Sugarcraft (Pastillage)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7404/8 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 31 - 31 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Sugarcraft (Cupcakes and Cake Pops)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7405/X Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 29 - 29 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in Sugarcraft (7159-11)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015

Level 1 Certificate in Sugarcraft

  • Accreditation No: 600/7407/3 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 14 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 115 - 121 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

They allow learners to cover and use sugar as a creative medium to develop and practise the Sugarcraft and cake decoration skills required for Employment or career progression.

What careers can this lead to

They allow candidates to progress onto the following City & Guilds qualifications: 
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Sugarcraft (7159-03)
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Sugarcraft (7159-13) 
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Award/Certificate/Diploma for Proficiency in Baking Industry Skills (1285)

Level 2 Award in Sugarcraft (7159-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015

Level 2 Award in Sugarcraft (Royal Icing Techniques)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7426/7 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 34 - 34 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Sugarcraft (Sugarpaste Techniques)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7427/9 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 30 - 30 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Sugarcraft (Floral Botanical Study)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7429/2 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 34 - 34 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Sugarcraft (Tea Fancies)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7430/9 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 30 - 30 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Sugarcraft (Wired Sugar Floral Spray)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7431/0 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 34 - 34 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Sugarcraft (Marzipan Modelling)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7432/2 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 27 - 27 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Sugarcraft(7159-12)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015

Level 2 Certificate in Sugarcraft

  • Accreditation No: 600/7425/5 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 20 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 117 - 128 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Sugarcraft (7159-22)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 2 Diploma in Sugarcraft

  • Accreditation No: 600/7618/5 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 50 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 246 - 261 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

They allow learners to cover and use sugar as a creative medium to develop and practise the Sugarcraft and cake decoration skills required for Employment or career progression.

What careers can this lead to

They allow candidates to progress into employment or self employment as a designer maker.

Level 3 Award in Sugarcraft (7159-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015

Level 3 Award in Sugarcraft (Royal Icing Techniques)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7676/8 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 9 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 64 - 64 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Sugarcraft (Sugarpaste Techniques)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7678/1 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 9 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 59 - 59 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Sugarcraft (Floral Botanical Study)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7679/3 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 9 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 62 - 62 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Sugarcraft (Wired Floral Double Ended Spray)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7680/X Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 9 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 64 - 64 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Sugarcraft (Chocolate Couverture)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7681/1 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 9 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 61 - 61 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Sugarcraft(7159-13)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015

Level 3 Certificate in Sugarcraft

  • Accreditation No: 600/7677/X Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 29 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 186 - 194 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

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