Hospitality & Catering

NCFE Creative Craft using Cookery, Patisserie and Confectionery - H102

Conway Park Part Time Level 1 Duration 10 weeks

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This programme is aimed at students with an interest in the baking industry, focussing on the specialism of pastry and confectionery. The course will include, for example, the exploration, creation and presentation of pastry and confectionery products to a commercial standard.

Course Details

This Level 1 Award in Creative Craft qualification covers the knowledge and skills you will need to progress to the level 2 certificate in General Patisserie and Confectionery.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain basic knowledge of patisserie and confectionery products
  • Investigate a range of ingredients, resources and creative techniques
  • Produce a range of pastry and confectionery products
  • Produce, present and review a final pastry/confectionery item
  • Use and store tools, materials and equipment required to produce your final item(s) in line with safety and hygiene regulations
  • Be aware of employment and progression opportunities in the baking industry
  • Produce a portfolio of evidence showing skills development, research and finished work
Entry Guidelines

There are no formal entry criteria.

Applicants should be able to have practical skills appropriate to the demands of the course and have a keen interest in this area.

Applicants will need communication and comprehension skills preferably at level 1.

Ability to develop ideas for a final project.

Good manual dexterity.

Satisfactory interview.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

Suitable apron, oven cloth and 2 tea towels.

Assessment Method

Assessments will be ongoing throughout the course and will involve practical tasks, worksheets, discussions and observations designed to demonstrate achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit.

Additional Information

Baking and making pastry and confectionery products has never been more popular! Pastry chefs are now considered to be the artists of the culinary world taking the utmost care and attention to detail in everything they produce.

The majority of pastry chef jobs are concentrated in the food service and hospitality-related industries, and wherever high quality pastries are served, pastry chefs can be found working creatively behind the scenes.

At Wirral Met College we use exceptional facilities and industry professionals to create high standards and inspire learners to become the next Great British Baker!

Where can I progress to?

On completion of the course you will be able to progress onto a level 2 programme in General Patisserie and Confectionery or a Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery.

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Starting 7th April 2020 - Ending - 26th June 2020REF H102L003

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £320.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+, unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits or in work earning less than £17,550 annual gross salary (or £9/hour), and you do not have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.

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