Patisserie and Confectionery (7120)

Last Updated: 29 Sep 2014 Has television reality shows got your attention?  These qualifications cover all the patisserie and confectionery skills and knowledge to show you've got what it takes for a successful career as a pastry chef.Ideal for those looking to become professional pastry chefs or for those wanting to progress in their careers, for individuals who enjoy this area of cookery as a hobby and for those employees looking to further their knowledge and skills in this area. Available in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You can choose the qualification that demonstrates the specialist knowledge and skills you have developed in producing desserts, puddings, biscuits, bread and other patisserie and confectionery items.

Assessment will take the form of practical assignments and tests.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
This level is suitable for those with little or no experience and covers basic craft skills, focussing more on pastry items.

Level 3
This level is ideal for learners wishing to develop more advanced technical skills in patisserie and confectionery.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in your career as a pastry chef.

 

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment. 

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

Centres currently offering the Diploma in Professional Cookery (7100) can gain fast-track approval for these qualifications.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

There are no specific eligibility requirements.

Level 2

This level will suit those with little or no experience in pastry and confectionery.

There are two qualifications to choose from at this level:

  • Certificate in General Patisserie and Confectionery (ideal for the part time/short course market)
  • Certificate in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery

In order to earn these qualifications, you must complete units including:

  • Produce hot and cold desserts and puddings
  • Produce biscuit, cake and sponge products
  • Produce fermented dough products.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

 

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in your career as a pastry chef.

 

Level 2 Certificate in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery (7120-02)

Last Registration Date: 30 Sep 2014

Level 2 Certificate in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery

  • Accreditation No: 600/1986/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 32 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 213 - 213 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/09/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in General Patisserie and Confectionary (7120-12)

Last Registration Date: 30 Sep 2014

Level 2 Certificate in General Patisserie and Confectionary

  • Accreditation No: 501/0071/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 14 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 100 - 100 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/09/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

This level will suit learners wishing to develop more advanced technical skills in patisserie and confectionery.

There are two qualifications to choose from at this level:

  • Certificate in General Patisserie and Confectionery (ideal for the part time/short course market)
  • Diploma in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery  

In order to earn these qualifications, you must complete units including:

  • Produce fermented dough and batter products
  • Produce petit fours
  • Produce display pieces and decorative items.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in your career as a pastry chef.

 

Level 3 Diploma in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery (7120-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2014

Level 3 Diploma in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery

  • Accreditation No: 600/2076/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 53 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 384 - 384 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate In General Patisserie and Confectionary (7120-13)

Last Registration Date: 30 Sep 2014

Level 3 Certificate in General Patisserie and Confectionary

  • Accreditation No: 501/0072/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 31 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 269 - 269 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/09/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

The general accordions contain documents that cover multiple levels and the level-specific accordions contain documents that cover that particular level.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to WalledGarden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

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