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Professional Cookery, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism

Day Release SVQ Professional Cookery (Patisserie and Confectionary) (SCQF 7)

Campus Granton Campus
Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 7

Study mode Part time

Duration 40 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

Choose your study options

Campus Granton Campus Study mode Part time Start date 26/08/24 Duration 40 Weeks
Campus Milton Road Campus Study mode Part time Start date 26/08/24 Duration 40 Weeks

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Course overview

This is a part-time course over two academic years. Each year, you will study 6 units. The course is designed to develop the skills you may have gained in the workplace or if you have previously gained pastry qualifications at least NC level. The course is aimed at candidates already working in a professional kitchen. You may have some relevant experience in the industry and perhaps want a formal qualification.

You will gain skills in complex chocolate, marzipan and sugar work. You will create menus and original recipes for our training restaurants in the evening. You will learn to supervise the entire dessert and sweet service in a live restaurant.

This course will give you the hands-on skillset you need to succeed in further pastry and confectionery training at the next level of your development.

What you will learn

  • You will gain skills in complex chocolate, marzipan and sugar work.
  • You will create menus and original recipes for our training restaurant.
  • You will also learn to supervise the entire dessert and sweet service in a live restaurant.

Other units include

  • Preparing, cooking and finishing complex bread and dough products
  • Preparing, cooking and finishing complex cakes, sponges, biscuits and, scones
  • Preparing, cooking and finishing complex pastry products.

We can also tailor units to suit individual employer needs.

Placement information

  • A work placement or industry-based job is mandatory for this course.

How the course is assessed

  • Open book
  • Closed book
  • Portfolios
  • Projects
  • Practical observations

Number of days per week

  • 1 day per week for 2 years

Entry requirements

  • NC bakery
  • City and Guilds Level 2 Professional Cookery or Culinary Skills
  • Industry knowledge and experience will be considered without formal qualifications

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • Applicants will be invited into college for an information session and a skills test

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Available HNC/D courses

Career options

  • Gain employment as a pastry chef at a senior commis or junior chef de partie after completing this qualification. (This would vary based on the individual establishment)

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Part time 26/08/24 40 Weeks
Milton Road Campus Part time 26/08/24 40 Weeks

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