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Professional Patisserie Scholarship Level 2/Level 3 at Westminster Kingsway College

Course description

This advanced practical training course is for those who aspire to work in a professional pastry kitchen environment whilst training to become a Pastry Chef. The training programme begins with the fundamental basic techniques for pastry, bakery and confectionery in the first year at Level 2, which then develops into a second year of comprehensive skills and knowledge to Level 3 suitable for a professional Pastry Chef.
 
This course is endorsed by the Craft Guild of Chefs and British Culinary Federation and taught by the award-winning Culinary Arts Pastry Team.
 
It is made up of a series of practical and theory based modules, which include the following:
• Health and safety, including food safety and maintaining a safe environment
• Dessert preparation and presentation, both classical and contemporary methods
• Patisserie: pastries and tarts
• Bakery: artisan breads and Viennoiserie
• Confectionery: petit fours, sugar and chocolate
• International patisserie study
• Food costing and control
• Kitchen administration and food science

Entry requirements

You will need a strong motivation with a proven commitment to hard work, three GCSEs grades E or above and a good reference. If you already have an NVQ Level 2 or other relevant qualifications and/or experience you may be able to go straight to the second year dependant on an interview.

Assessment

It is made up of a series of practical and theory based modules, which include the following:• Health and safety including food safety and maintaining a safe environment• Dessert preparation and presentation, both classical and contemporary methods• Patisserie: pastries and tarts• Bakery: artisan breads and Viennoiserie• Confectionery: petit fours, sugar and chocolate• International patisserie study• Food costing and control• Kitchen administration and food science

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course could enable you to progress within a variety or kitchen environments across London and the UK or to a Level 4 Diploma in either Patisserie or Confectionery.

Further information

'To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Westminster Kingsway College directly.

Last updated date: 06 March 2017
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