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Activate Learning is based at City of Oxford College.
The course is an Activate Learning certificate which covers a range of advanced key aspects of modern professional baking and patisserie. You will learn techniques and cooking methods relevant to today’s pastry chefs.
The course runs one evening a week from Jan to July.
Professional Course, Leisure CourseQualifications explained
This one year part-time course provides an extension to the Level 2 Certificate in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery.
The course has been designed to enhance the practical knowledge you have already learnt at Level 2 and will consist of fermented dough and batter products petits fours, paste products, hot cold and frozen desserts and biscuits cakes and sponges
The course is craft based with underpinning theory relevant to each section of the programme. You will learn both contemporary and classic techniques. In order to gain this certificate, you will complete units including:
Course content is designed to be aspirational with teaching methods including demonstrations from our professional industry chefs accompanying each session in our training kitchens. The course will help you to develop your existing skills whether you are seeking to improve as a professional chef or increase confidence in your skills at home. The course will also improve your chances of gaining employment in the industry. A focus on commercial awareness and enterprise will assist those who are contemplating starting a business of their own.
Work is continuously assessed and you will build up a portfolio throughout the duration of the course.
College is more hands on and different to secondary school. I have gained skills and, when I complete my Level 3 qualification, it will be more likely that I get a job."
For this course you will have completed patisserie Level 2 or can demonstrate high skill levels in patisserie and places will be offered following interview subject to suitability and availability.
You can apply for this programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page.
You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.
As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.) Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.
Printed application forms are also available.
Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.
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