Hospitality & Culinary Arts

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

To learn effectively on your course you will need to use certain items of equipment and undertake particular activities as part of your studies. To further enhance your learning experience the following will be required: Uniform £80 If you need support with these costs, don't worry, click on the link below and complete a bursary application form. https://www.wmc.ac.uk/student-support/financial-support/bursaries-loans Equipment purchased will be yours to keep and you will be able to use them for practice at home and in your future career. N.B. prices correct as of 23/06/2021

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 7th September 2022 - Ending - 22nd June 2023

REF H099O001

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Wednesday 12:00 — 19:30 Conway Park
Thursday 13:00 — 15:00 Conway Park

If you are aged 16-18:


This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 22/23.

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