Level 2, Part Time

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The qualification aims to introduce the candidate to the basic principles, skills and techniques required by pastry cooks and patissiers. It also provides the candidate with the working knowledge and skills required to produce basic items and dishes relevant to the pastry section of a commercial kitchen.

Course details

On this course you will study a range of basic principles, skills and techniques used by pastry cooks and patissiers. You will use a wide range of patisserie materials, equipment and ingredients in practical sessions to give you experience of standard industry practice. You will also undertake theoretical classes to ensure 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. Satisfactory interview and assessment to determine suitability for the course.

Equipment Required

Most equipment will be provided for you however you will need a uniform that consists of a white chef's tunic, checked chef pants, white bib apron and hat.

Assessment Method

The majority of the course is practically assessed. You will have to collate a portfolio of evidence and complete knowledge based units in addition to practical aspects.

Additional Information

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

Where can I progress to?

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

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When does this course run?

  • Starts 06th Sep 2018 - Ends 25th Apr 2019 Ref H097K001

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £430.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already 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 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Thursday 16:00 — 20:00 Conway Park

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).