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Making Chocolate: From Bean to Bar

CPD Accredited | Interactive Learning Materials | PDF Certificate Included | Tutor Support

Cambridge Open Academy


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Study method
Online, self-paced
1 hour
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of Completion (PDF) - Free
  • Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy) - £9.99
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Immerse yourself in the world of chocolate with our comprehensive "Making Chocolate: From Bean to Bar" course. Imagine the satisfaction of creating a bar of chocolate from scratch or baking a decadent chocolate cake that's the talk of a party. Whether you're looking to enhance your cookery skills or you're intrigued by the science of chocolate making & baking, this Cookery: Chocolate Making & Baking course offers a pathway into a burgeoning industry. With over £4 billion in annual sales, the UK chocolate industry continues to flourish with the rise in artisan chocolate makers. Become part of this thriving field by mastering chocolate making and baking, impressing your loved ones with your creations, or potentially even launching a chocolate-centred career. So Enrol today and embark on a sweet journey of culinary discovery and delight.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the fascinating history and science of chocolate.
  • Develop skills in creating chocolate from cacao beans to a finished bar.
  • Learn to craft decadent chocolate cake recipes for various occasions.
  • Master different chocolate recipes, expanding your culinary repertoire.
  • Gain the knowledge to improvise and innovate in chocolate cuisine.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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This course thoroughly introduces the world of chocolate, unravelling the history, culture, and science behind this beloved treat. In the first module, learners will delve into the origins of cacao, the cultivation process, and how it transforms into the chocolate we know and love. The second module is a practical exploration of chocolate making, guiding students from raw cacao beans to a luscious chocolate bar and educating them on the nuances of the process.

The third and fourth modules focus on leveraging the knowledge gained in the realm of baking with a variety of chocolate recipes. From classic chocolate cakes to innovative dishes that push the boundaries of culinary creativity, learners will have the opportunity to expand their skillset and foster a comprehensive understanding of chocolate in baking.

Who is this course for?

This Cookery: Chocolate Making & Baking course is ideal for anyone with a passion for chocolate, be it a hobbyist home baker looking to broaden their skills or someone considering a career in the confectionery industry. It also fits culinary students seeking to specialise in chocolate dishes, as well as food enthusiasts curious about the art and science of chocolate making. However, no prior baking or chocolate-making experience is required, making this Cookery: Chocolate Making & Baking course accessible to all levels of interest and expertise.

Career path

  • Chocolatier - £18K to £25K/year.
  • Pastry Chef (specialising in chocolate) - £20K to £30K/year.
  • Chocolate Quality Assurance Specialist - £22K to £35K/year.
  • Chocolate Product Developer - £30K to £45K/year.
  • Chocolate Workshop Facilitator - £20K to £32K/year.

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Certificate of Completion (PDF)

Digital certificate - Included

Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy)

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Note: Delivery of hardcopy certificate is free within the United Kingdom. However, to obtain a hardcopy certificate, international students have to pay £19.99 for the shipment to their designated address.


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