PME Diploma Courses

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Recognised for our 'Excellent Level' of teaching skills and innovative PME Diploma Courses, Inspired Creations (Surrey School of Sugarcraft) in association with Items for Sugarcraft Centre were presented with the 'PME Professional Diploma Award of Excellence for UK and Ireland 2014' and have also received their award for the 'Highest Number of PME Professional Masters Certificates Achieved by Students in UK and Ireland for 2016'.

The PME Diploma Courses & Masters Certificate are internationally recognised awards in the cake making industry. These diploma courses provide professional training designed specifically for those who enjoy making & decorating cakes and are anticipating selling cakes to family and friends or as a commercial business.

You have the option to attend our all inclusive, NEW - 14 Day Intensive Course (launched Feb 2017) where you will work to achieve all 3 PME Diploma Certifiates and gain your PME Masters Certificate at the end of the course, this is a popular choice with our International Students and those resident in the UK who need to travel a distance and stay in accommodation to attend. We are within close proximity of the M25 (Jct 6) and there are easy transport links to Central London, Gatwick & Heathrow Airports.

Alternatively, you can choose to take each diploma course separately. You will be awarded a Diploma Certificate on full attendance and successful completion of the skills outlined in each course. Once you have achieved all three diplomas, you will be awarded the PME Masters Certificate.

Our courses are taught in English, are intensive and fast paced. To get the most out of them, if you are a complete beginner, you may find it useful to gain some basic cake decorating skills, perhaps by attending one or more of our Beginner Certificate Classes / Wilton Method® Courses before you take the Diploma courses or at least consider attending the PME Sugarpaste Diploma module first.

A summary of the skills taught in the three PME Diploma Courses together with our dates scheduled for 2018 are listed below. The pictures are a sample of the work you will achieve. If you have specific dates in mind that do not fit our scheduled classes or you prefer to learn on a 'one to one' basis, private tuition is also available.

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Once you have made your booking, we will email you a materials list (except our 14 Day Intensive Course is all inclusive) so that you know what you will need to bring with you to class, such as cake boards, sugarpaste etc. Whilst with us you will have free use of all our PME equipment and you will be given a complimentary kit containing a number of useful tools & cutters. There is a different kit for each PME Diploma course. For all our classes, we recommend that you bring a notebook, pen and a camera to each lesson, you will also need to bring your lunch each day as food is not provided.

To find out the price, choose the date of the course you are interested in and click the 'more info' button. Payment for the course fee can be made in full at the time you make your booking or you can secure your place with a £100 deposit (£200 for the 14 Day Intensive Course) and agree an arrangement to pay the remaining balance that suits your budget, the final amount is payable by 30 days before the start date of the course. Please read our cancellation policy.

Please feel free contact us if you have any questions or need help deciding which course(s) to book.


Skills that you will learn..

NEW - PME Professional Masters Certificate - 14 Day Intensive

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Skill Level: Some Experience with Sugarpaste, Flower Paste & Royal Icing
Tutor: Lynn Crees-Glendinning, Susan Wilcox & Hannah Collison

The PME Professional Diploma & Masters Certificate are Internationally recognised qualifications.

In this FAST PACED, 14 day course the aim is for you to work towards and achieve all three PME Diploma Certificates and gain your PME Masters Certificate.

Full details about the skills that you will learn and practice within in each part of this course programme are outlined in the individual PME Diploma Course details for Sugarpase/Fondant, Royal Icing & Piping & Sugar Flower Skills on our information page click here.  If you are already viewing our information page please scroll down to find the information. 

All your materials, equipment and packaging will be provided. You will receive a complimentary kit box containing a number of useful tools and cutters required for each module which is yours to take home at the end of your course.

Course Programme:

Sugarpaste Diploma - Saturday 3rd to Tuesday 6th February 2018

Royal Icing & Piping Skills Diploma - Wednesday 7th to Monday 12th February 2018

REST DAY - School Closed! - Sunday 11th February 2018

Sugar Flower Skills Diploma - Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th February 2018

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If you are a complete beginner you may wish to consider attending one or more of our Beginners Certificate Classes / Wilton Method® Courses before enrolling on this intensive course. If you have any questions or are looking for alternative date options please contact us.

Bookings can be secured with a £200 deposit at the time of booking and the balance of payment can be made as monthly installments, with the final monthly payment made by 30 days before the start date of the course. Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers are accepted for this course. Please read our cancellation policy.


03/02/2018 (Saturday) to 17/02/2018

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03/03/2018 (Saturday) to 17/03/2018

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14/04/2018 (Saturday) to 28/04/2018

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12/05/2018 (Saturday) to 26/05/2018

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09/06/2018 (Saturday) to 23/06/2018

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07/07/2018 (Saturday) to 21/07/2018

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28/07/2018 (Saturday) to 11/08/2018

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15/09/2018 (Saturday) to 29/09/2018

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06/10/2018 (Saturday) to 20/10/2018

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PME Diploma Course - Fondant/Sugarpaste - 4 Day Intensive

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Skill Level: All Levels
Tutor: Susan Wilcox

The PME Sugarpaste Skills Diploma is an Internationally recognised Certificate course packed full of everything you need to know about working with sugarpaste to professionally cover cakes and make cake decorations.

If you are self taught or fairly new to cake decorating this 4 day intensive course is an ideal way to get to grips with cake covering skills and working with sugarpaste. This course is FAST PACED! If you are completely new to cake decorating, it may help if you have some experience using sugarpaste before you attend. Our one day beginner level workshops 'Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering & Character Modelling Skills' or 'The Wilton Method - Course 3 - Gum Paste & Fondant' will teach you the basics, although this is not a requirement.

 

Working on three main projects you will learn and practice many basic techniques such as:

  • Coating fruit cakes, sponge cakes & dummies, Crimping & Embossing
  • Fabric Effects, Swags, Drapes, Frills & Flounces
  • Ribbons, Bows, Sugar Embroidery, Pastillage,  
  • Modelling Fun Figures, Simple sculpted Novelty Cake
  • Texturing, Fabric Flowers & Leaves, Inlay & Applique
  • Stacked Cake Design & Handling
  • Designing Celebration Cakes & Colour Balance
  • Basic Business Guidelines, copyright & licence

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Click here for details about our other PME Diploma & Masters Certificate courses. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

A list of the materials that you need to bring will be emailed once your booking has been confirmed. Bookings can be secured with a £100 deposit. Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers can be accepted for this course. Please read our cancellation policy.


03/02/2018 (Saturday) to 06/02/2018

10:15 to 16:15
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03/03/2018 (Saturday) to 06/03/2018

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05/04/2018 (Thursday) to 08/04/2018

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14/04/2018 (Saturday) to 17/04/2018

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12/05/2018 (Saturday) to 15/05/2018

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09/06/2018 (Saturday) to 12/06/2018

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07/07/2018 (Saturday) to 10/07/2018

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28/07/2018 (Saturday) to 31/07/2018

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15/09/2018 (Saturday) to 18/09/2018

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06/10/2018 (Saturday) to 09/10/2018

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PME Diploma Course - Royal Icing & Piping - 5 Day Intensive

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Skill Level: Some Experience with Royal Icing
Tutor: Lynn Crees-Glendinning

The PME Royal Icing & Piping Skills Diploma is an Internationally recognised Certificate course packed full of everything you need to know about working successfully with royal icing to coat and decorate cakes and will take you to an intermediate level.

This course is FAST PACED! It will help if you have some experience working with royal icing before you attend. You may wish to consider attending 'The Wilton Method Course 2 - Royal Icing (Flowers & Cake Design)' first, this will teach you the basics.

 

Working on two main projects, you will learn and practice many techniques:

  • How to Marzipan a cake & coat using Royal Icing, preparing & storing Royal Icing. 
  • Piping techniques from shells, scrolls, straight lines, bulbs, rope boarders to piped flowers, inscriptions, templates, scroll boarders, runout collars & extention boarders, motifs, lettering, numbering.
  • Brush embroidery, lace designs, advanced piped boarders, bridges, & extension border designs, piped lace, side designs, assembling multi tiered cakes, cake portioning, cutting, assembly & presentation. 
  • An insight into the business end of cake decorating covering areas such as packaging, transport & delivery costs, cake pricing guidelines.

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Click here for more details about our other PME Diploma & Masters Certificate courses. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Please note there is no lesson on Sunday 11th February!

A list of the materials that you need to bring will be emailed once your booking has been confirmed. Bookings can be secured with a £100 deposit. Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers can be accepted for this course. Please read our cancellation policy.


07/02/2018 (Wednesday) to 12/02/2018

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07/03/2018 (Wednesday) to 12/03/2018

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18/04/2018 (Wednesday) to 23/04/2018

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22/05/2018 (Tuesday) to 26/05/2018

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19/06/2018 (Tuesday) to 23/06/2018

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11/07/2018 (Wednesday) to 16/07/2018

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01/08/2018 (Wednesday) to 06/08/2018

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17/08/2018 (Friday) to 26/08/2017

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19/09/2018 (Wednesday) to 24/09/2018

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10/10/2018 (Wednesday) to 15/10/2018

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PME Diploma Course - Sugar Flowers - 5 Day Intensive

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Skill Level: Some Experience with Flower Paste
Tutor: Hannah Collison

The PME Sugar Flower Skills Diploma is an Internationally recognised Certificate course packed full of everything you need to know about making Sugar Flowers from beginner to intermediate level.

This course is FAST PACED! You may find it useful to have some experience working with flower / gum paste before you attend. Our one day beginner level workshop 'Introduction to Wired Sugar Flower Skills' will teach you the basics.

 

 

On this course you will learn how to make:

  • Unwired Sugar Flowers - Floral Plaques including Gerbera / Daisies, Moulded Roses.
  • Wired Sugar Flowers - Fantasy Flowers, a variety of foliage & buds, Traditional Roses, Cattleya & Cymbidium Orchids, Lily of the Valley, Jasmine, Traditional Lily, wired Daisy/Gerbera/Chrysanthemum, Cherry Blossom, Honeysuckle, Freesia, Arum Lily, Carnations, Blackberries.
  • Alternatives to sugar flowers, creating wired sugar flower arrangements and sprays.
  • Decorating cake stands and knives
  • How to cost and price.
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Click here for information about our other PME Diploma courses. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

A list of the materials that you need to bring will be emailed once your booking has been confirmed. Bookings can be secured with a £100 deposit. Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers can be accepted for this course. Please read our cancellation policy.


13/02/2018 (Tuesday) to 17/02/2018

10:15 to 16:15
There are 2 spaces still available!MORE INFO

13/03/2018 (Tuesday) to 17/03/2018

10:15 to 16:15
There are 2 spaces still available!MORE INFO

24/04/2018 (Tuesday) to 28/04/2018

10:15 to 16:15
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16/05/2018 (Wednesday) to 21/05/2018

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13/06/2018 (Wednesday) to 18/06/2018

10:15 to 16:15
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17/07/2018 (Tuesday) to 21/07/2018

10:15 to 16:15
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07/08/2018 (Tuesday) to 11/08/2018

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25/09/2018 (Tuesday) to 29/09/2018

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16/10/2018 (Tuesday) to 20/10/2018

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09/11/2018 (Friday) to 18/11/2018

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