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Professional Patisserie and Confectionery Level 2 Certificate at South Essex College

Course description

This course is suitable for those with little or no experience and covers basic craft skills, focusing more on pastry items.

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Course content

  • produce hot and cold desserts and puddings
  • produce biscuit, cake and sponge products
  • produce fermented dough products
  • produce paste products
  • investigate the catering and hospitality industry
  • food safety
  • health and safety in catering and hospitality
  • healthier food and special diets
  • catering operations, costs and menu planing
  • applying workplace skills
  • maths and English

Entry requirements

  • GCSEs at grade four/grade C in maths and English, or
  • Culinary Skills Level 1 Certificate plus maths and English at level one, or equivalent
  • successful attendance at interview event
  • you will be asked to provide evidence of your ability in the subject in the form of a practical test


  • practical demonstrations
  • assignments
  • multiple choice examination

Financial information

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Future opportunities

  • progress in your career as a pastry chef
  • Professional Patisserie and Confectionery Level 3 Diploma

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Essex College directly.

Last updated date: 23 November 2018
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