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This qualification is designed for learners who want to begin a career in Patisserie and Confectionery. This qualification forms part of a programme of study, which will enable students to develop the skills and behaviours that give them the best opportunity to be successful in a applying for work. As well as Practical and theory skills development you will be required to undertake external work experience also.

  • What will I study?

    The units you will study are likely to include: Core units:

    • Working in the hospitality industry.
    • Patisserie and confectionery catering operations.
    • Producing biscuits, cakes, sponges and desserts.
    • Producing dough and pastry products.
    • Running a patisserie and confectionery event. All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
  • Who is this course for?

    This course is ideal if you have an interest in working specifically in the patisserie and confectionery industry and wish to gain a Level 2 qualification in Patisserie.

  • How is the course assessed?
    • Internal assessments.
    • External Assessments.
    • Synoptic test.
  • Your Study Programme

    If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you dont have a grade C (4) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal. Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.

  • Knowledge

    You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:

    • How external factors such as trends, business strategy and the environment influence the development of dishes and menus

    • Advanced food preparation and cooking to produce complex dishes and menu items that meet business and customer requirements

    • The importance of maintaining food safety practices and procedures to ensure safe preparation and cooking of food.
  • Skills

    You will have the ability to:

    • Work as part of a team to provide a unique dining experience

    • Organise, multitask and manage time well

    • Be creative, with a willingness to learn and self-develop.
  • Behaviours

    What is required?

    • Solve problems while working in a challenging, time-critical environment and remain calm under pressure

    • Maintain high standards and promote a customer-centric culture

    • Support colleagues, customers and the business.
  • General info

    You will be required to purchase the required personal protective equipment discussed at your interview. Bursary support may be available.

  • Progression and Career Opportunities

    Upon successful completion of this course, you may progress on to the Professional Chef Technical Diploma, BTEC Level 3 diploma in Hospitality.

    This qualification will help in gaining a career in the pastry and confectionery industry as a
    Kitchen assistant Baker Patisserie commis Chef

  • Entry Requirements for new students

    You will need four GCSEs at Grade 3 [D] or above

  • Admissions Process

    We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
    Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements. If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.