Hospitality & Catering

Patisserie and Confectionery - H099

Conway Park Full Time Level 2 Duration 36 weeks

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This study programme aims to introduce students to the basic principles, skills and techniques required by modern day pastry chefs. It also provides you with the working knowledge and underpinning skills required to produce basic pastry and confectionery items relevant to the pastry section of a commercial kitchen.

Course Details

There are four modules that you will study and they are:

  • Fermented dough products
  • Pastry
  • Biscuits, cakes and sponges
  • Hot and Cold Desserts

Underpinning these modules are a range of basic principles, skills and techniques utilised by modern day pastry chefs. You will also attend theory classes to ensure that you develop the understanding and knowledge to support your practical skills.

Entry Guidelines

A relevant level 1 qualification in either pastry or food preparation and cooking. In some cases, applicants may be considered on their individual skills and experience at school, at home or in part-time or voluntary employment. Satisfactory interview and assessment to determine suitability for the course. If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on the course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144

Equipment Required

Most equipment and uniform will be provided for you following an initial six week period where we will look at your attendance and passion for the subject.

Assessment Method

The majority of the course is practically assessed, and you will be required to collate an E-portfolio of evidence and complete underpinning knowledge questions and work packs to cover the knowledge requirements of the qualification.

Additional Information

During the course you may be provided with an opportunity to enter several competitions as a way of boosting your confidence, creativity and skills.

Where can I progress to?

Successful students can progress to the level 3 certificate in general patisserie and confectionery or if appropriate join the industry in a junior position.

You could progress to these Wirral Met courses:

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Starting 1st September 2021 - Ending - 22nd June 2022

REF H099N001

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are - aged 19+ and live in the Liverpool City Region. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, you are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £17,004 annual gross salary, or you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification, this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 21/22.

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