Professional Patisserie & Confectionery Certificate Level 2

Professional Patisserie & Confectionery Certificate Level 2

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Professional Patisserie & Confectionery Certificate Level 2

Professional Patisserie & Confectionery Certificate Level 2

Do you want to pursue a career as a specialist in the area of patisserie and confectionery? This course will give you the professional level skills you need, to progress on to a higher level course or employment.

As well as the practical skills you will develop, you will learn about the industry and develop employability skills, complemented with external local work placements.


Duration 1 year
Study mode Full time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Printworks
Course code 60215-01
Fee 16 - 18: no fee. 19 +: £1,190.

What you learn

Course themes:

• Hot and cold desserts

• Biscuits, cake and sponge products

• Fermented-dough products

• Pastry products

• Basic chocolate and confectionery skills

• Food safety

• Health & Safety

• Nutrition

  • Employability skills


Benefits / Skills you will develop

You will build skills to allow you to successfully complete your programme of study and progress either on to a higher level or into employment.

As part of your programme you will complete a work placement. You will have the opportunity to work within the regional area, nationally or abroad, for example, placements in France, Italy, Finland, Iceland and Germany.

How you will be assessed

You will be continuously assessed on both the practical and theory elements of your main programme.

As part of this, you will complete English and maths GCSE if not already obtained.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

The course is delivered by professional pastry chefs with industry experience at the Printworks Campus.

You will complete your practical sessions within specialist patisserie, cake decoration and chocolate areas with state of the art equipment relating to the subject area.

Your theory sessions will take place in classrooms with IT facilities and learning resources.

Entry requirements

Students are required to have an interest in the subject.

Entry qualifications can be from one of following categories: 

A level 1 qualification in a related subject e.g. Level 1 Introduction to Hospitality Skills or Level 1 Food Industry Skills

A minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including English and maths.


What's next

On successful completion of this programme you can progress onto the following programmes:

L3 Professional Certificate Patisserie & Confectionery

L3 Professional Certificate Bakery

Apprenticeships are also available dependant on suitability.  

You may wish to enter full time employment in an intermediate role relating to patisserie and confectionery for example pastry chef, chocolatier, confectioner, and baker.


Campus Locations

Printworks Campus

Hunslet Road
West Yorkshire
LS10 1JY
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.7 MilesWebsite