This course will give you an introduction to working in the catering / bakery industry. You will complete one unit as part of this course:
- Produce Basic Pastry Products (be able to produce basic pastry products / understand how to produce basic pastry products.)
Updated February 2019
You must have a keen interest to work in the catering / bakery industry. You may be working in the industry and feel the need to improve your skills.
You will need to attend an informal interview / guidance session, prior to enrolling.
The course is delivered and assessed at the Tycoch campus, in our specialist training kitchens. Assessment methods will include practical observations and assessments, role play, discussions, short tests and theory lessons.
Throughout the course, you will complete a portfolio of evidence, which will be submitted to the external verifiers for moderation.
You could progress onto a full time course or you may choose to complete another short course, as a natural progression.
You will be required to wear a chef jacket, trousers, neck tie, hat, apron and steel toe cap shoes (approx £70 in total). There may be access to funding, to support with uniform costs.
Long hair must be covered with a hairnet. No visible jewellery or piercings will be permitted. No nail varnish / gel nails. Minimal makeup will be permitted. You will be required to wash up, as part of the course.
You may wish to purchase a set of chef knives. We can suggest a supplier.
Each week, you will learn to prepare and cook a classic recipe. Ingredients will be provided. You will be able to purchase the items you make, for a small charge, to cover ingredient costs.