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.
Derby College catering student Jack Bowler has extended his menu of career choices by taking a foundation degree in international hospitality management.Jack, who already holds level 2 and 3 qualifications in catering and hospitality via the college is now learning the management and front of house aspects of the hospitality industry as well as the catering side.During his level 3 course Jack also gained confidence-building experience through working at the college's Engine Shed fine dining restaurant at the Roundhouse.Jack, who was inspired to cook from a young age by his mum and gran, now plans to progress to level 5 and gain his BA Honours degree. He is currently working in the kitchens at Calke Abbey at weekends and will be taking on more shifts when he completes his foundation degree. Ultimately he hopes to find a job in his chosen field through educational work experience.
He said: "I love cooking but it's been interesting learning new things and finding out about the management aspects too. I enjoy being front of house as I've always liked interacting with customers.
"Derby College has such great facilities, including the new Fujitsu and Intel Innovation Hub which recently opened at the Roundhouse. The hub's got fantastic top of the range technology and quiet study areas."