CakeFlix Master FAQs

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The CakeFlix Master programmes are accredited learning endorsed by FDQ, designed to meet an industry requirement for recognised and accredited training, which did not previously exist. The programmes have been externally validated to ensure that the learning and assessment is appropriate and meets UK Awarding Organisation expectations.

Through the external validation process, it has been agreed that the programme is of a similar expectation and standard to a Level 3 qualification or an ‘A level’ in academic terms (England). We are working hard to make these the industry standard for all cake decorators.


Modules can be purchased individually at £110. All 8 Modules can be purchased as one complete Programme package at £660. CakeFlix members can pay the £660 up over 5 equal payments of £132.

Prices are inclusive of VAT, registration and certification costs with FDQ.


A learner has two years from the date of purchasing the programme, or first module, to having their final assignment passed by an assessor. An assessor will mark the assignment within 10 days, but it is incumbent upon the learner to ensure that a pass is achieved within the timescales.


CakeFlix Master has three programme levels; Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced.  Each programme has 8 modules and within each module a number of lessons.  Each lesson has a multiple choice test and most have a practical assignment to complete.


Yes. Programmes can be purchased or all 8 modules can be purchased separately. Regardless of the chosen purchase route, all 8 modules must be successfully completed within a 2 year period, to become a CakeFlix Master.  The pass mark for all multiple choice quizzes is 85%.  All assignments must also be passed to complete the programme.


Each lesson has a multiple choice quiz of 4-8 questions. 85% is required to pass this part of the assessment.


Most lessons have a practical assignment to complete.  This will have been something demonstrated on the training video and described in the supporting notes. Each assignment has an image of the practical work that you need to submit. This can be done by uploading images to your learner account. Each assignment has a covering brief, describing the key areas that the assessor will be focusing on.


Yes. You will be able to re-set the quiz yourself and try again. If your assignment does not pass, the assessor will provide feedback and invite re-submission (see the note below under Training Material for further details).  There is no limit to the number of re-submissions, but the 2 year completion timescale still applies.


No. The discounted rate is only available at the first time of purchase.


A customer is entitled to a refund within 28 days of purchase. However, as soon as a CakeFlix Master module certificate is issued, the customer forfeits those rights.


No. The assignment images are for the purpose of showing that you have mastered the skill or technique within the lesson. Sharing of images on social media is not allowed as this can lead to copying and jeopardise the integrity of the Programme.


Do I need to use exactly the listed equipment?


No. It is not necessary to use all the tools and equipment listed. So long as the assignment submitted can be tested against the assessment criteria, then tools and equipment can be changed or improvised to achieve the desired result.


Although the ingredients listed will produce the scale shown in the assignment images, you can submit a smaller or larger scale. i.e. you can submit a 6" baked cake for assessment, when an 8" cake is shown. However, it is up to the assessor, if there is sufficient evidence on which to base their mark. The key objective is to demonstrate the assignment assessment criteria.


What are the benefits to becoming a CakeFlix Master?


It is important to note that the CakeFlix Master Programmes are endorsed by FDQ. FDQ is a leading UK Awarding Organisation for the food industry, regulated by OfQual, the UK government’s educational regulator for qualifications, exams and tests.

This makes the CakeFlix Master Programmes an educationally accredited standard of learning and we are working hard to make these the industry standard for all cake decorators.


Modules: On successful completion of each module, CakeFlix certificates are available for immediate download. FDQ certificates will take a little longer and they will be emailed out by pdf as soon as they have been verified.

CakeFlix Master Programme: On successful completion of all 8 modules, a CakeFlix Master certificate will be available for immediate download. The FDQ verified certificate for the Programme will be sent out by post, to the address provided when you registered. If that has change or you want the certificate sent to a different address, contact the Training Manager (TM).


On completing the CakeFlix Master Programme, your details will be listed (with your approval) on CakeFlix.com. This is a highly searched site and your achievements will be on show for all to see. This also has a significant SEO benefit for your website. A link from our high quality website will help your search rankings on Google.


Recognition of prior learning (RPL)


The CakeFlix Master Foundation Programme has been externally validated and is considered of a similar standard to a Level 3 qualification or an ‘A level’ in academic terms (England).

A learner can apply for RPL on a module by module basis, on any programme. However, the Foundation Programme must be completed to advance to the Intermediate and likewise Advanced Programmes.

Individual modules can be purchased separately at any level, without RPL.  If a learner completes all the individual modules of the Intermediate or Advanced levels, without having completed the Foundation Programme, they will not automatically receive the CakeFlix Master Programme certificate. However, they can apply for RPL to complete the lower Programme level.

RPL can be requested directly to the Training Manager (TM) via the Contact Form. The RPL application will be considered and a decision made within 10 days.

The applicant will be expected to achieve the pass rate of 85% for all the questions within the Module. This will be tested with TM witnessing the quizzes via video call (Zoom), to ensure that the learner has the claimed prior knowledge and learning.

The RPL applicant will then be asked to replicate the assignment projects. On successfully passing both the quizzes and assignments, the applicant will have passed the module.


Due to the bespoke nature in considering the RPL application, and the quiz and assignment assessments, the cost for completing the module remains the same as if the training had been taken.

However, the applicant, if successful, will save time using the RPL scheme.


Continual Professional Development (CPD)

As an approved training centre, CakeFlix take CPD very seriously. We are currently working on plans to ensure that CPD remains a core function of the CakeFlix Master programmes.

In the future, we will be exploring the possibility of nationally recognised qualifications at level 4 (HNC equivalent), level 5 (HND equivalent), or level 6 (degree equivalent). These qualifications will be nationally recognised and, if achieved, our aim is to provide the learning for an HNC, HND and maybe up to degree level. CakeFlix Foundation is considered an 'A' level 'equivalent' standard. Going forward, with nationally recognised qualifications, the aim is to remove 'equivalent' and be able to provide a full HNC, HND and eventually maybe up to degree level.

We feel that this will provide further opportunity in the world of education for cake decorators. CakeFlix Master Foundation will be a required access level for the next stage.

There will be a lot of work involved to develop these qualifications and we will be talking to our members and the wider industry about the best routes and options. We will keep you posted as we progress.


Training Material

We do not allow downloading of our video courses from the website. However, learners will have lifetime access to the training videos via their account at CakeFlix.com.

Each lesson has a training video and supporting notes. The supporting notes will include the method and tools and ingredient lists, where appropriate.

Supporting notes and lists are available for download.

At the start of each module and contained within every applicable lesson, there is a printable list of tools and ingredients. The course has been designed to use the minimum tools required to teach the training objectives.

If any points of clarity are needed on any of the training materials, contact the TM straight away. However, many of the skills taught in these programmes require many hours of practice to perfect. Our tutors will do what they can to help, but practice and patience is often the best advice.

Assignment images must be clear and allow the assessor to examine the submission in detail. Whilst colours and sizes can be changed, the image must represent the learning techniques taught within the lesson. The image provided in the assignment description must be replicated as close as possible. Should as assignment fail, feedback will be given and a new entry can then be submitted.


Certificates

Modules: On successful completion of each module, CakeFlix certificates are available for immediate download. FDQ certificates will take a little longer and they will be emailed out by pdf as soon as they have been verified.

CakeFlix Master Programme: On successful completion of all 8 modules, a CakeFlix Master certificate will be available for immediate download. The FDQ verified certificate for the Programme will be sent out by post, to the address provided when you registered. If that has change or you want the certificate sent to a different address, contact the TM.

Note that for those purchasing module by module, an FDQ certificate will be issued for each module via pdf download. Those embarked on one of the CakeFlix Master Programmes, will receive a CakeFlix certificate on successful completion of each module. On completion of the Master Programme, an FDQ certificate will be issued listing all 8 modules.


Further Help

If you are looking for information check out our  Learner Handbook.

If you are looking for information or FAQs on the CakeFlix Membership CLICK HERE.

For anything not covered here or you require clarification on any points above CLICK HERE.