Chocolate Moulding for Beginners

Ref: C2525184

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 or flowers. 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 for beginners
  • 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 2 chocolate treats suitable for a variety of occasions
  • Demonstrate good food hygiene practices
  • Use basic maths, English and IT skills in order to follow instructions / record progress
  • Identify some of the properties of chocolate in relation to melting and moulding

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
  • 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 apron, paper & pen, container to take your creations home All equipment will be provided Bring a 30g bar of milk or plain chocolate to work with

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to an advanced chocolate moulding 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 for Beginners

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 2019
  • 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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