Professional Patisserie and Confectionery (The Angela Hartnett Culinary Academy)
Level 3 Diploma
This course is aimed primarily at people who are currently working, or have recently worked, in the hospitality and catering industry and who have ideally completed pastry or cookery skills at Level 2.
By enrolling on this programme you’ll gain theoretical and practical skills across a range of areas, including: health, hygiene, safety and security, bread and dough products, cakes, biscuits and sponges, various pastry products, hot and cold desserts, chocolate products, sugar work, marzipan and petit fours.
You’ll also be involved in visits to various establishments and may have the opportunity to work with celebrity chefs. Plus you’ll participate in the College’s gastronomic banquets. Importantly, you’ll undertake a work placement and carry out industry-related experience. Furthermore, you can benefit from our strong links with major hospitality and catering organisations, including: The Royal Household, country house hotels, cruise ships and fine dining restaurants.
- Type of study
- Examination board
- City and Guilds
Availability & Details
You should have achieved professional pastry or cookery skills up to Level 2, or have evidence of work related roles.
On this course you will study:
- Supervisory skills in the hospitality industry
- The principles of food safety supervision for catering
- Practical Gastronomy
- How to produce fermented dough and batter products
- How to produce petits fours
- How to produce paste products
- How to produce hot, cold and frozen desserts
- How to produce biscuits, cake and sponges
- How to produce display pieces and decorative items
Learning will be provided by lectures, workshops and demonstrations, assignments and activities with an emphasis on self directed development.
You will be assessed through practical and theoretical application.
You will be able to pursue pastry-related posts in the hospitality and catering industry.
Work Experience will be arranged for you to experience real working opportunities within the industry at an appropriate venue.
Future Career Opportunities
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My time at the college was definitely life changing, I have learnt a lot of new skills, and obviously it’s a completely new experience. The support was great, there was always people there to help and try make it as easy as they can for you. The college is really fantastic, it has helped me on the way to get to what I want to achieve within my career goals.Erin Morgan, BTEC student