Professional Patisserie & Confectionery Intermediate
This full-time 9-month course provides a rigorously assessed and industry-supported qualification. You will attend college 3 days a week; lessons include 2 practical sessions, a theory session, a tutorial and personal development.
The range of units ensures that learners cover a full range of skills and knowledge needed to seek employment and start a career as a pastry or a patisserie chef.
What will I do
You will develop knowledge of produce and ingredients as well as the skills and techniques used to prepare, cook and finish patisserie & confectionery products.
During this qualification, you will also develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant health & safety and food safety.
Your timetable will be made up of 2 practical sessions, a Brasserie session in our training restaurant, theory, tutorial, personal development and independent study.
You can either continue your studies with a City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery or start working in a professional kitchen.
Is it for me?
Throughout this course, you’ll be actively engaged in a professional kitchen environment, requiring endurance for long periods on your feet and a constant awareness of health and safety. Your ability to be creative and multitask during practical sessions will be key to your enjoyment. Success in this course relies heavily on maintaining maximum attendance and punctuality.
You will need to achieve a minimum of 3 and 4 in Maths and English Language due to the required detailed assignments.
How will my progress be monitored?
Your progress will be monitored throughout the course. You will receive verbal feedback during your practical sessions and written feedback on all of your assessments and assignments.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed practically throughout the course via 4 observations and an end-of-year synoptic practical exam. You also have 6 written assignments, and you will build a portfolio of evidence containing photographs of products you have made in class, all your assignments and assessment time plans.
How much will I have to study each week?
You will attend college 3 days a week and undertake homework (Assignments) during your independent study session.
Subject to college approval at a local establishment of your choice in a professional kitchen, a minimum of 35 hours must be undertaken during your course.