Adult Skills and Community Learning

Our informal and friendly sugarcraft courses are for adults of any age.

They cater for anyone, from beginners, with little or no knowledge, to advanced learners, with some or extensive knowledge. 

Classes are delivered by a versatile team of experienced tutors across the borough at varying times throughout the day.

See our course listing for food and health for details of the days, times, locations and fees for these courses.

Length of course

5 weeks.

Course content

The course may include the following:

  • sugar paste techniques
  • sugar flowers
  • confectionary skills
  • piping
  • cake top ornaments
  • novelty cake decoration

Entry requirements

Beginners: no previous knowledge is required

Intermediate: some previous knowledge is required

Course fees

The cost of the course is £63.00 which includes tuition and registration fees.

If you're under 24, or receive certain benefits, you may be entitled to a fee reduction or remission. See our information about paying for a course for details.

How to apply

Give us a call for more information or to book your place. You'll need to take your National Insurance number to the first session.  You'll also need to provide materials and basic tools for this craft.

What you can do next


  • Other PCDL courses such as cookery, healthy eating (cookery)
  • Full cost recovery courses such as CIEH Food Safety in Catering


Many of our learners make cakes for family and friends. Some learners have set up their own businesses selling decorated cakes and cupcakes.



What our learners say

  • I've really enjoyed the course. I've liked the variety of things we have created and the fact that we always finish each term with completed projects and more advanced skills
    Adult learner
  • The whole course was very enjoyable, I really looked forward to my lesson every week.
    Adult learner
  • Really enjoyed the course, the tutor is amazing and they were a lovely set of people.
    Adult learner