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Patisserie & Confectionery ABC Level 2 Certificate at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

If you love the BBC series 'Great British Bake Off', and let's face it, who doesn't - then this is the course for you. This course is highly practical and our students leave the college well prepared to start a career in one of the world’s fastest growing industries after having enjoyed a substantial taste of it. Students gain practical skills and valuable experience working in our superb training facilities.

This is a specialist bespoke course for aspiring pastry chefs, patissiers and home bakers, and entrepreneurs who wish to set up their own business.

This course comprises of a mixture of practical and a small amount of theory. The student will work with a variety of tools and equipment to complete four practical units:

• Fermented Goods - breads, danish pastries, doughnuts, bread rolls, fruit loafs and focaccia.

• Pastes - short, sweet, choux, suet and puff pastry.

• Hot and Cold Desserts - summer puddings, trifles, creme caramels, panacotta, bavarois, posset, sponge puddings and cakes.

• Biscuits, Cakes and Sponge Products - Victoria Sponge, Maderia, cookies, scones, shortbread, brownies, Genoese, cupcakes and many more.

It is an ideal qualification for those who wish to enhance their basic skills and knowledge for professional development or just enjoy cooking/baking at home.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for complete beginners. Students will require a reasonable level of written English.

Future opportunities

Enhanced employment opportunities. VRQ Level 3 Certificate in General Patisserie and Confectionery

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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    • The College's Duke Street centre is located amongst the City's bustling RopeWalks conservation area famous for it's port related heritage and vibrant culinary scene. The centre is located just a few minutes walk from the City's world class shopping centre, Liverpool One.

      This campus is the central location for apprenticeships and both further and higher education courses in catering, hospitality, travel, tourism and leisure as well as hair, beauty and holistic therapies.

      All students have access to well-resourced facilities including modern industry standard teaching workrooms, kitchens and laboratories and salons kitted out with modern, industry-specialist equipment.

      The Academy Restaurant, Academy Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapy Salons, The Graduate Hair Salon and The Academy Café are located here in purpose built, industry standard facilities. As commercial ventures, they provide authentic working environments for students in training, as well as first-rate food produce and services and hair and beauty treatments to the public at highly competitive prices.