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Intermediate Certificate in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery with additional Chocolates and Sweet Making qualification Apply Now »

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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

If you are interested in working in a patisserie environment or as a dessert/pastry chef, then this course is ideal for you.

You will cover a wide range of dishes to give you skills and knowledge to advance.

In addition you will continue with maths and English learning if you have a GCSE grade 3 or below, as this is a vital part of your study programme.

Entry requirements

You need a passion, both for the subject and to succeed.

You also need Maths and English GCSE at grade 3 or above.

Course Content

A wide variety of topics will be covered including:

  • Investigate Catering and Hospitality
  • Health and Safety
  • Healthier Foods and Special Diets
  • Applying Workplace Skills
  • Produce Hot and Cold Desserts and Puddings
  • Produce Paste Products
  • Produce Biscuit, Cake and Sponge Products
  • Produce Fermented Dough Products
  • Produce Chocolates and Sweets

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through practical activities and theory work.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

A uniform will be required with an approximate cost of £120.

What can I do after this course?

You could progress to a Level 3 qualification in Professional Patisserie or embark on your career in roles such as pastry chef. 




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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Jordan Green

Jordan Green

Compliments to the award-winning chef

Apprentice Jordan Green scooped the Young Chef of the Year title in the Derby Food and Drink Awards – an accolade which he hopes will fast track his career ambitions.
Jordan was among a group of full-time Catering and Hospitality learners who progressed to an apprenticeship with the College’s Engine Shed restaurant and training kitchens at the Roundhouse campus.
His apprenticeship opened doors to many opportunities – including a work placement with Derby’s award-winning Restaurant Zest. He also took part in a European work experience programme in Denmark, spending five weeks at the Danish Meat Trade College in Roskilde alongside learners from Estonia, Italy and Finland.

I really want to be working in fine dining and to learn from the best in the industry. Hopefully winning this award will help me at the start of my career.


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