This course is suitable for those interested in learning more about patisserie and confectionery. Covering basic craft skills, it is a part-time course designed to help anybody who is working to fit their studies around their other commitments.
This course covers:
Assessment will be by practical work, written work and tests.
You need to purchase a chef's uniform.
You could progress to the Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Patisserie and Confectionery.
You could advance your career working in the pastry section of a kitchen or within a bakery.
Commis chef and former Derby College student Carly Baxter plans to run her own fine dining establishment one day. And, thanks to taking a foundation degree in hospitality management at Derby College, she hopes to have all the ingredients she needs to make her restaurant venture a success. Carly, who initially took levels 2 and 3 in professional cookery with the College, progressed to the foundation degree in hospitality management so she could learn all aspects of the catering industry.Carly, who is currently employed as a commis chef at Breadsall Priory, is planning to go into business with a friend from College. To realise her aims she has been studying full-time at College while juggling work shifts, working virtually seven-day weeks at times.
She said: "It's my ambition to open my own fine dining restaurant but to do that I need to know everything that's involved, not just the cheffing side.
"I can't expect to be able to tell other people what to do if I've never done their job myself."