Course Details

  • This course is part of our Centre of Excellence for Adult Education and is designed to introduce you to the core patisserie and confectionery skills needed to work in a professional kitchen.

    Topics include:

    • Food safety in the professional kitchen
    • Introduction to menu planning, costings and teamwork
    • Ingredients in patisserie
    • Pastries
    • Cold and hot desserts
    • Biscuits, cakes and sponges
    • Bread and dough products
    • Chocolate work
    • Finishing and presentation skills

    This course also includes a minimum of 50 hours work experience in various hotels in and around Manchester.

  • GCSE grades 4-9.
    Passion for the Hospitality industry and a future career as a pastry chef, or passion to improve your pastry skills.

  • This course will be assessed through practical assignments and a written theory exam.

  • Upon successful completion of this qualification learners will be able to progress onto the Level 3 CTH Diploma in Patisserie and Confectionery.
    Career opportunities include setting up your own business, working in bakeries and chocolatiers, and working in new product development.

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  • If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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  • Do you have a burning question about this course, or would you like to know more about the qualification you’ll receive and how it will help your career?
    Our course enquiries team is on hand to help you understand any details and answer any questions – whether it’s about applying for the course or finding out about finance. Just get in touch here!

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In one of The Manchester College’s 19 Centres of Excellence you’ll develop the skills and gain the qualifications that you need to take the next steps towards your dream career.

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