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Patisserie and Confectionery Apprenticeship Level 3 at Stratford-upon-Avon College

Course description

Our Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Patisserie and Confectionary will allow you to further your career within the Hospitality and Catering industry as a Pastry Chef and gain industry standard qualifications.

Our course will equip you with the skills and knowledge required when creating breads, desserts and pastries. You’ll further your knowledge and learn specialist techniques to enable you to become more effective in the workplace. You will develop your practical skills and learn methods used in the production of fermented dough products, petit fours, paste products, desserts, chocolate and sugar work. In addition to developing practical skills and knowledge in patisserie and confectionery, you will also learn the nutritional values of foods and ingredients, management and supervisory skills, successful kitchen management and how to store, prepare and cook food safely.

This Advanced Apprenticeship in Patisserie and Confectionary is aimed at anyone who currently works as a chef in the catering and hospitality sector.  It is ideal for chefs who would like to continue gaining knowledge and experience within a more senior role or for chefs who wish to progress from preparation and cooking to patisserie and confectionary.

Course content

This Apprenticeship Framework consists of the following components:

NVQ Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (Patisserie & Confectionary)
Technical Certificate Level 3 Technical Certificate in the Principles of the Hospitality and Catering Sector (Patisserie & Confectionary)
*Functional Skills Level 2 in Mathematics and Level 2 in English

*Functional Skills are only applicable to learners who have not already achieved GCSE grade A-C in English and Maths (or equivalent)

To achieve the NVQ element of this course, you are required to complete a series of complex units which are then assessed in conjunction with observations in the workplace. This is to ensure you are able to demonstrate practical skills and knowledge at an advanced level.  Learners will also have the opportunity to once a week, participate in a skills class at College, where knowledge and skills can be re-enforced and demonstrated in a controlled setting.

To achieve the Technical Certificate and Functional Skill components, you will be required to undergo a series of formal tests. All knowledge required to achieve these components will be gained alongside the NVQ. Testing will commence at College and you may be required to attend Functional Skill session at College.


Future opportunities

Progression Route:

Level 3 Management or Level 3 Hospitality, Supervision and Leadership

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stratford-upon-Avon College directly.

Last updated date: 30 January 2017
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