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Advanced Pastry Skills Level 3 at Trafford College

Course description

The course is modular with units covering the specialised areas.The programme includes the following units:- Establish and develop positive working relationships in hospitality- Maintain health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment- Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food- Prepare, cook and finish complex bread and dough products- Prepare, cook and finish complex cakes, biscuits, sponges and scones- Prepare, cook and finish complex pastry products- Prepare, process and finish chocolate products- Prepare, process and finish marzipan, pastillage and sugar products- Prepare and cook complex hot desserts- Prepare and cook complex cold desserts- Produce sauces, fillings and coatings for complex dessertsFunctional Skills RequirementTo prepare you for a higher level course, employment or university you may be required to achieve a key skill qualification in maths and English equivalent to a level 2. Will attend GCSE maths and English.

Entry requirements

Level 2 in a related subject, a skills test and successful interview plus 5 GCSEs grade C and above including maths and English.The programme is for students who have completed NVQ Level 2 Food Preparation and Cooking or who have equivalent pastry experience and now wish to specialise and advance their skills in this area.


Assessment is continuous by observation of practical skills, development of a portfolio and written questioning to test underpinning knowledge.On successful completion you will achieve NVQ Level 3 Food Preparation and Cooking in Pastry and Confectionery.

Future opportunities

Successful students can obtain employment as a pastry chef or in a related role or enter Higher Education.

Further information

Contact Course Enquiries on 0161 886 7070.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 May 2016
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