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Patisserie and Confectionery – Full Time

Patisserie and Confectionery – Full Time

Level 3
Cheltenham

Course Overview

Full Time
Certificate

Ideal if: you want to specialise in Patisserie and Confectionery and finesse your skills and experience to succeed in the catering and hospitality industry.

You’ll learn: gastronomy, supervising food safety, and preparing and cooking a range of technical dishes from a range of desserts though to petit fours.

Expect: a practical and demanding course in which you will be expected to work to industry standards with technical expertise.

You'll love: attending trade shows looking at some of the countries top patisserie chefs. 

Training to become a chef, our full time level 3 course will take your skills to a professional level and allow you to specialise your training.

The Patisserie and Confectionery qualification will help you develop advanced skills and techniques to produce patisserie products, for example fine desserts and pastries. 

The topics that will be undertaken develop advanced skills and techniques in producing:

  • dough and batter products
  • petits fours
  • pastry products
  • hot, cold and frozen desserts
  • cakes and sponges
  • display pieces and decorative items
  • Supervising staff
  • Food safety supervision
  • Exploring gastronomy

Students who are 18 or over on the 31 August prior to their enrolment academic year should check fee costs with student services. Learner Loans will be applicable for some learners.

 

  • Typical Entry Criteria

    • A full level 2 qualification in the relevant subject must be completed

      • Any relevant Level 2 qualification must be translatable to the current qualification structure delivered and verified by the College

    Gloucestershire College welcome any other/combinations of relevant qualifications that are comparable and/or equivalent to the typical course entry requirements.

    Applicants that do not have recognised qualifications may still meet course entry requirements through alternative methods of assessment at the College’s discretion.

    All queries regarding course entry criteria including the equivalency of qualifications and exceptional extenuating circumstances should be directed by email to the Admissions Department through applications@gloscol.ac.uk.

    A Level 2 qualification in patisserie must be completed before progressing onto the Level 3 programme.

  • The general progression route for our Patisserie and Confectionery (Level 3) programme is:

    Higher education or employment in industry

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Patisserie and Confectionery – Full Time

What You Will Pay

British and European Union students

Age: 16-18

You will pay

£80

for your course

This includes the following fees:

Materials: £80

Your course could be free of charge as you may be eligible for financial support to help pay your tuition fees, travel, exams, materials or childcare.

When you enrol you’ll need to pay any course fees for the first year, which you can do by direct debit, cash, debit card or credit card.

Please contact us for more information.

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British and European Union students

Age: 19+

You will pay

£3,345

for your course

This includes the following fees:

Exam: £95

Materials: £80

Your course could be free of charge as you may be eligible for financial support to help pay your tuition fees, travel, exams, materials or childcare.

When you enrol you’ll need to pay any course fees for the first year, which you can do by direct debit, cash, debit card or credit card.

Please contact us for more information.

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Overseas students

Please contact us to discuss your fees for this course

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Catering and hospitality is a thriving industry in Gloucestershire, across the UK and around the globe, offering a range of exciting opportunities. From hotels, restaurants and cruise ships to holiday parks, contract catering and more, the opportunities are endless and include roles such as chefs, sommeliers, hotel managers and front-of-house staff through to event managers, marketing and public relations.

GC has fantastic links with local and regional employers, which allows students to attend masterclasses with some of the best professionals in the industry. You will gain relevant industry experience by working at GC’s commercial restaurants, which include The View Restaurant at our Forest of Dean Campus, and Number One Restaurant at our Cheltenham Campus.

You’ll also get plenty of real-world experience attending and running events around the county, which may include large functions and corporate events.

Student Stories

Imogen Adlam

I like cooking and getting the freedom to make things. I like finding new dishes, learning new techniques and discovering new flavours. The people I’ve met and the friends I’ve made here have definitely helped me become more outgoing. We work as a team and this course gives you a taste of the cooking industry.

Imogen Adlam

Level 2 - Catering and Hospitality - Cheltenham Campus

Clay Palmer

“I went to Dene Magna, then decided to study catering at GC as that’s what I’d like to do in my career. I have gained knife skills and lots of experience so far; working in new kitchens with large ovens and blast chillers. "

Clay Palmer

Level 2 – Professional Cookery – Forest of Dean Campus

Gemma Parry

“I chose GC as I wanted to learn new skills from lecturers who have lots of experience in industry. I have developed great knife skills and become more familiar with different types of meat and fish; training in modern, well-equipped kitchens. I have built my confidence and made new friends, and learnt how to deal with pressure and time constraints in the kitchen during work experience at a local pub. I hope to bake cakes and desserts in my future career.”

Gemma Parry

Level 3 – Catering and Hospitality – Forest of Dean Campus

Proud To Be Working With

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catercater logo
caterpods logo
Cheltenham official hospitality supplier
ellenborough park logo
farncombe estate logo
manor by the lake logo
the patisserie box logo

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