- Course Code: FS023
- Duration: 1 year
- Validated by: City and Guilds
- Study Mode: Full time
This advanced course of study offers you the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the catering and hospitality industry.
You will learn a range of high level skills and techniques used by international pastry chefs and patissiers, as well as learning how to use a wide range of professional patisserie materials, equipment and ingredients.
Through practical sessions designed to provide you with plenty of experience of standard industry practice, you will study:-
- How to bake bread, dough, cake, biscuit and pastry
- How to finish creations with chocolate
- Finishing with marzipan, pastillage and sugar
- Planning and producing complex hot and cold desserts
- Mixing sauces, fillings and coatings for complex desserts.
- What will I study?
Candidates must attain a total of 46 credits.
There are 11 mandatory units which cover food hygiene, health and safety and developing productive working relationships with colleagues. There are 35 additional credits such as:
- Preparing, cooking and finishing complex bread, dough, cake, sponge, biscuit pastry and scone products
- Preparing, procesing and finishing complex chocolate, marzipan, pastillage and sugar products
- Preparing and cooking complex hot and cold desserts
- Producing sauces, fillings and coatings for complex desserts
- Entry Requirements
Completion of a Level 2 course or prior industry experience.
All applicants will be interviewed by the course leader for their suitability prior to the start of the course.
- How will I be assessed?
Your work will be continuously assessed throughout the year by a combination of practical assessments and theory tests, which are internally marked and moderated externally.
- What can I do next?
Once you have completed your Level 3 course, you will be able to apply to a range of Universities and many students progress to University Centre at Blackburn College, where 9 out of 10 graduates are in work or further study just six months after graduation.
Particular courses students progress on to include:
- Hospitality Management Foundation Degree FdA
- Hospitality Management (with Events Management) Foundation Degree FdA.
Following your foundation degree, you can progress on to a Top Up Year, which means you can achieve a BA (Hons) qualification, validated by Lancaster University, within three years.
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