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Patisserie and Bakery Skills Diploma

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Catering
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year


Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   07/09/2021
Fees   Tuition Fees: £3345.00

If you can’t get enough of cakes, pastry, bread and you have your heart set on becoming a Patisseire this is the course for you to hone your skills using a selection of techniques building on your existing knowledge, to enable advanced techniques.

The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about practical learning – you’ll be spending a lot of time in our dedicated pastry kitchen, preparing a range of delicious baked goods, which can be sold in our little shop.

You’ll be looking at everything and producing delights from the world of pastry: fermented dough and batter products, petits fours, paste products, hot cold and frozen desserts, biscuit cake and sponges, chocolates, and as you progress, you can let your imagination run wild and produce a showpiece. To get you ready and prepared for work you will also undertake food safety supervision, supervision in the professional kitchen, sustainability and gastronomy.

Our kitchens are well equipped and have all that you need to have an experience, to get you ready, to advance in the world of pastry. We have connections in industry and supported by Craft Guild of Chefs and Master Chefs of Great Britain, employers know that a qualification from The Cornwall College Group means that you will achieve the very best skills. If you love the world of pastry and you want to enhance or progress your skills this is the best place to finish or further your practice to a degree

The qualification is designed to help you enter employment with higher level of responsibility or at a more prestigious establishment.

We also have a meaningful employer engagement, where you meet employers from across the hospitality industry, they share their skills from wine/ beer tasting to demonstrations of bread and chocolate.

  What You Will Learn

This one-year programme will give you advanced terminology and skills used in the professional kitchen, you will learn advanced techniques and processes and delve into the world of gastronomy with a fayre. This is where you can explore the food and heritage of another country.

  Entry Requirements

This qualification is for you if you are 16 or over and want to work as a chef in the pastry section of a professional kitchen. You are likely to have previous experience and/or a relevant level 3 qualification in cookery, such as the City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery

  Work Experience

Nathan Outlaw, Paul Ainsworth and Gidley Park are examples of where our students have undertaken Work Experience. This is your chance to shine and maybe secure employment at the end of the course. After finishing this course the world is your oyster!

  Assessment

You will be assessed by assessment outcomes and will be set mini milestones throughout the year that cover the breadth of the qualification which concludes with a theory exam, which is externally set and externally marked and a synoptic assignment which incorporates all you have learnt from the planning through to the delivery of a range of pastry delights, that showcases your understanding and learning.

  Progression

Once you’ve finished the Level 3 advanced course course, you’ll have a real understanding of this discipline and you can move onto a Higher education or a Level 4 Hospitality Manager Apprenticeship or you could enter employment as a first commis chef or a pastry chef within the pastry section of high end establishments, such as: Fine dining restaurants, Michelin star/Rosette restaurants, Luxury hotels, Cruise liners, Chocolatiers. Where do you want to be?

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Ben Ambridge

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Ben studied professional cookery and after travelling the world, he has settled down in Cornwall working as the Executive Chef at The Longstore. One of his most memorable experiences at Cornwall College was being nominated for a City and Guilds achievement award by his lecturer. He went on to win the award, attending the presentation at Buckingham Palace.

"The course covered all areas needed to equip me with the knowledge to enter a professional kitchen. I traveled around the world with the skills I had learnt. I settled back down in Cornwall and have worked my way up to executive chef, overseeing 3 kitchens. I write menus, train staff, team building and quality control of all sites."

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