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General Patisserie and Confectionery

Course Code: CPC3

Level: 3
Subject area: Hospitality & Catering

Qualification: Certificate, City & Guilds
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One - two years

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About the course

Do you have a sweet tooth? Or maybe just the desire to indulge other people’s? Either way, this pastry chef training course will provide you with the patisserie training and confectionery skills you need for a job as a pastry chef, specialising in all things sweet. As well as advanced patisserie and confectionery techniques, this course will include advanced work in sugar and chocolate and will ensure you have all the skills required for a successful career as a pastry chef in any high-class establishment.

What you'll learn

The qualification consists of six units:

  • Produce fermented dough and batter products
  • Produce petit fours
  • Produce paste products
  • Produce hot, cold and frozen products
  • Produce biscuits, cakes and sponges
  • Produce display pieces and decorative items
Entry requirements

In our experience in order to be successful on this level of course you will need one of the following:

  • four to five GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C) (including English and maths)
  • an intermediate GNVQ in a related subject
  • a BTEC first diploma in a related subject
  • an NVQ Level 2/technical certificate in a related subject
  • successful completion of an apprenticeship course
  • successful completion of the Gateway/Newstart course
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience
Assessments/Exams

All units are practically assessed on a modular basis.

What's next?

Upon completion of this course, you may wish to progress on to the Hospitality and Tourism Management Foundation Degree at the College, or perhaps consider an Advanced Apprenticeship. Alternatively, you may wish to progress into employment using your new skills.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

Part-time

Course Code: CPC3

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): £25

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £1500

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
19 - 23 C  +  D(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ C  +  D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.