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.

Length of course

4 to 7 weeks (dependent on length of term)

Course content

The course may include the following:

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

Entry requirements

No previous knowledge is required, but you'll need to provide your own materials and basic tools for this course.

Course fees

The cost of the course is £51.40 to £86.20 (dependent on the length of the course), which includes all tuition and registration fees.

If you 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

You'll need to book a pre-course telephone assessment before you can start the course, for a short discussion with the tutor to make sure it's suitable for your needs.

The tutor will call you at your chosen appointment time on the phone number you give us when making your booking. The call will take about 15 minutes.



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