Jameela Ismaeel & Susina Maiden
Bakery Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Diploma
Jameela: I live in Leicester and came to UCB at Level 2 after studying level 1 at another college, I found UCB had lots of options to continue my studies.
The course is really good, with lots of variety in the subject offered, both of us love working with confectionery; éclairs, chocolate, pastries, gateaux etc. We have also had the opportunity to create sugar flowers and do cake decoration which is great. I entered a competition recently with a Chinese style wedding cake I had decorated and was thrilled to receive a merit in my first competition!
We’re both planning to stay on to do Level 3 and thinking about going on to do the BA (Hons) Culinary Arts Management after that.
Susina: I came for an open day after seeing the college at the Bakery Show at the NEC. Before I started I did the Junior Bakers Academy sponsored by Warburtons and then did a taster day before joining.
I’d like to go on to work at a Craft Bakery, eventually starting my own ‘Scratch Bakery’. My placement was in a craft bakery and the training I’d received on the course meant I fitted in really easily.
The equipment used on the course is really good and we get access to fantastic ingredients and the opportunity for lots of experimentation.
"My placement was in a craft bakery and the training I’d received on the course meant I fitted in really easily."