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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

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Jack Bowler

Jack Bowler

Foundation degree puts more choices on menu for catering student Jack

Derby College catering student Jack Bowler has extended his menu of career choices by taking a foundation degree in international hospitality management.Jack, who already holds level 2 and 3 qualifications in catering and hospitality via the college is now learning the management and front of house aspects of the hospitality industry as well as the catering side.During his level 3 course Jack also gained confidence-building experience through working at the college's Engine Shed fine dining restaurant at the Roundhouse.Jack, who was inspired to cook from a young age by his mum and gran, now plans to progress to level 5 and gain his BA Honours degree. He is currently working in the kitchens at Calke Abbey at weekends and will be taking on more shifts when he completes his foundation degree. Ultimately he hopes to find a job in his chosen field through educational work experience.

He said: "I love cooking but it's been interesting learning new things and finding out about the management aspects too. I enjoy being front of house as I've always liked interacting with customers.

"Derby College has such great facilities, including the new Fujitsu and Intel Innovation Hub which recently opened at the Roundhouse. The hub's got fantastic top of the range technology and quiet study areas."


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