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Part-time Level 2 Certificate in General Patisserie & Confectionery

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Part-time Level 2 Certificate in General Patisserie & Confectionery Available for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 2
Start Date September
Duration 25 weeks
Time of Day Afternoon/Evening
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body City and Guilds
Offering Code CTL2GPC1D000
Programme Design and Overview

The L2 Certificate in General Patisserie & Confectionery cover all the patisserie and confectionary skills and knowledge to show you’ve got what it takes for a successful career as a pastry chef. Ideal for those looking to become professional pastry chefs or for those wanting to progress their careers.

It allows you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the catering and hospitality sector

This qualification will make you highly employable within the hospitality industry by producing desserts for our award-winning restaurant, Gaskell’s.

The qualification is designed to help you enter employment as a pastry chef, or alternatively progress on to further relevant learning and qualifications.

Indicative Content • Produce hot and cold desserts and puddings
• Produce paste products
• Produce biscuit, cake and sponge products
• Produce fermented dough products
Delivery Methods

You will learn by gradually building up a repertoire of skills and techniques, which you will continue to develop within lessons.

You will then be able to apply these skills to complete assessment requirements.

Theory lessons will provide you with a full understanding of the theory element of your course expanding your knowledge for assessments.

Course Structure Classroom based: 20%
Practical work: 80%
Nature of Assessments on the Programme

Throughout the course you will internally assessed to check and monitor your progress.

You will be assessed through written tests, observations, case studies and timed practical assessments.

Entry Requirements No formal qualifications are required, industry experience can be helpful. A pre-entry interview will be required and will assess your ability to manage the course.
Attendance Expectations 4.5 hours per week, currently on a Thursday 16:00-20:30, (includes 30 minute break) over 25 weeks.
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2022/23

Tuition fee: £294.00

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course. Dependent on qualifications held and current financial situation there may be some support with fees.

Additional Course Costs There will be an approximate cost of £10 for equipment and uniform. This equipment and uniform can then be used if learners progress to our L3 programmes.
Financial Support Information For more detailed information on financial support and fees for students aged 19+ contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.
Further Study Level 3 Patisserie & Confectionery 7120
Career Opportunities Pastry chefs with restaurant and hotels.
How to Apply

Please complete a part-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact Darren Sharpe, Curriculum Development Manager Hospitality and Catering.
01924 789376 or email

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Information last amended: 09 May 2022 09:42

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