Chocolate: Designs and Desires

Ref: C2524905

You will learn how to make individual chocolates and confectionary treats by melting and moulding different types of chocolate/candy melts. Make teddy bears, minions, unicorns, etc for your children or more sophisticated items such as hearts, flowers and even shoes/handbags for the adults in your life! Progress onto items with detailing made from different colours of chocolate, filled chocolates, and hollow 3D shapes such as Easter eggs. Design your own personalised chocolate gifts for any occasion - birthdays, anniversaries, Valentines, Easter, Mother’s day, Father’s day, Halloween, Christmas. Always have a unique hand-made gift for your loved ones.

Course aim

To provide a brief introduction to the principles of chocolate melting and moulding with a view to applying them in making your own confectionary treats for every occasion.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • May not be suitable for those with certain food allergies. Please check with course tutor prior to starting course.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Produce at least 5 chocolate treats suitable for a variety of occasions
  • Be aware of and apply good food hygiene practices
  • Use basic maths, English and IT skills in order to follow recipes/ instructions and research new ideas to try
  • Identify the properties of chocolate in relation to melting and moulding
  • Work safely with chocolate melting equipment

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Please inform tutor if you have any food allergies You should bring an apron, paper and pen, container to take your creations home All equipment will be provided 1st session bring some chocolate to work with Ingredients required for subsequent sessions will be discussed at the previous session

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • It would be useful to have some ideas about themes or specific events you would like to work on.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to an advanced chocolate making course Apply your chocolate making skills to other types of treats/gifts such as decorations for cupcakes or larger celebration cakes

Download full course information sheet

Chocolate: Designs and Desires

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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