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York College

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


One year.

What will I study?

This qualification will allow you to develop skills, knowledge and creativity in a demanding area of cookery. This course will teach you specialist pastry, cake and confectionery techniques with an emphasis on practical learning. You'll be learning in our specialist patisserie kitchen on equipment that you'd expect to find in the industry's top pastry kitchens.

You will be studying the following topics:

  • Hot and cold desserts and puddings
  • Paste products
  • Biscuit, cake and sponge products
  • Fermented dough products

This course will give you the opportunity to practice developing the specialist skills required to work in a bakery or a pâtisserie. Ideal if you want to work as a pastry chef.

How will I be assessed?

Written assignments, short answer tests and practical examinations.

What could it lead to?

Students may progress into employment or onto Level 3 Patisserie and Confectionery or Level 3 Hospitality courses.

Potential job occupations include:

  • Pastry Chef
  • Catering Assistant
  • Cook

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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