Professional Pastry Chef Level 2

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Course Overview

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 looking to further their knowledge and skills in this area. Students learn through working a combination of real life working environment, skills sessions and theory classes.

Trafford College’s award winning Aspire Restaurant has been nationally recognised by the AA and is open to the public for lunch and dinner and offers a realistic working environment. There are 4 well equipped industry standard kitchens for training purposes and a demonstration theatre kitchen for presentations and masterclasses.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 1 Year


Hospitality & Catering

4 GCSE’s at grade 3 or above including maths and English at grade 3 / D

The course is also open to students who have completed a Level 1 qualification or those who have acquired the necessary skills through working in the industry.

To prepare you for a higher level qualification, employment or university you might be required to study a GCSE qualification in maths and English.
Units include:

Health, safety and security
Effective teamwork, maintain food safety
Preparation and cooking of bread and dough products
Preparation and cooking of pastry products
Preparation and cooking of cakes, sponges and scones
Preparation and cooking of hot and cold desserts
Preparation and baking of dough and tray bake products

On successful completion of this programme, students have the option of progressing onto a Level 3 programme or entering the workplace. You have the choice of the following progression routes at Level 3: specialising in Pastry and Confectionery, Kitchen and Larder or an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Assessment is continuous by observation of practical skills, development of a portfolio and multiple-choice questioning to test underpinning knowledge.

On successful completion you will achieve:

Professional Chef (Pastry & Confectionery) Level 2
Food Safety in Catering CIEH Level 2 Award.

Examining/Validating Body: City & Guilds.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course).

19+ learners – please contact the Customer Services Team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

Students are required to purchase a uniform and a recommended text book.

All students will complete an external work placement.

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