Chocolate Moulding

Ref: C2525145

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, hearts, flowers. 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. This course will improve your confidence and provide you with an opportunity to link into employment opportunities within the confectionery industry.

Additional information about this course

This course is funded by Tees Valley Combined Authority. This course is at St John the Baptist Primary School,St Johns Way, Ragworth, Stockton on Tees TS19 0FB . It is a safe and welcome environment.

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 chocolate treats suitable for a variety of occasions
  • Apply good food hygiene practices
  • Use basic maths, English and IT skills in order to follow recipes/ instructions and research new ideas
  • 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

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

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Please inform tutor if you have any food allergies Please bring a bar of chocolate to use in the first class, ingredients required for next class will be discussed at each session, also an apron to protect your clothes, a notebook & pen, a container to take your chocolates home in

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

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Chocolate Moulding


This course is funded by the Tees Valley Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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