City & Guilds 7120-22 General Patisserie and Confectionery Diploma

The Patisserie and Confectionery Diploma is ideal for those looking to become professional pastry chefs, those wishing to develop patisserie skills to a professional standard, for individuals who enjoy this area of cookery as a hobby and for those employees looking to further their knowledge and skills in this area.

The Patisserie and Confectionery Diploma course is suitable for those wishing to develop patisserie skills to a professional standard. Although some theory is included the emphasis is on practical learning. The course is 80% hands on with much of the emphasis on practical learning, theory is very much linked to practical learning on the evening. The course is largely achieved by practice and practical assessments.

The classes take place in a purpose built and professionally equipped patisserie kitchen. All ingredients are supplied and your patisserie products produced are available for purchase at cost and at the end of each lesson.

Course Info
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Course Content

Units covered in the General Patisserie and Confectionery Diploma include:

  • Produce hot and cold desserts and puddings
  • Produce paste products
  • Produce biscuit, cakes and sponge products
  • Produce fermented products
  • Fermented products
  • Making of bread,enriched bun dough and brioche.Shaping,proving and finishing
  • Make sweet pastry, short paste, process puff pastry and choux pastry
  • Lining and finishing of pastries and tarts
  • Making of fillings such as crème patisserie,curds and crème diplomat
  • Finishes including glazes and fondant
  • Hot and cold desserts
  • Mousses, brulees,souffles,tortes and meringue products
  • Making of crème anglaise
  • Cakes and sponges
  • Fatless sponge, genoise,cakes made by different methods,making of simple sugar flowers and decorating and finishing of cakes
  • Basic tempering of chocolate
Equipment List

Clothing

You need to wear protective clothing

  • Chefs Jacket
  • Chefs Trousers
  • Bibbed apron
  • Appropriate shoes they should be flat and non-slip.
  • Skull cap or Chefs hat.

Equipment

  • Digital scales
  • 10” serrated carving knife or pastry knife
  • Small knife
  • Peeler
  • Step palette knife
  • ½ inch plain piping nozzle
  • Digital probe (optional)
  • Sugar thermometer (optional)

 

You can buy the equipment from:

Russums – www.russums–shop.co.uk

Nisbets – www.nisbets.co.uk

If you need any further information please contact Stephanie.conway@colchester.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for the patisserie and confectionery diploma.

Fees and Funding

If you are aged 19 and over, in certain circumstances you may be eligible for a fee waiver and therefore you will not have to pay for this course. 

Eligibility for a fee waiver will depend your age at the start of the course, your previous qualifications, your employment status and whether you claim certain benefits.

If you do not meet the criteria for a fee waiver, you may be eligible for some assistance from the College’s Bursary Funds, depending on the household financial circumstances.

If you do not meet the criteria for a fee waiver, and are not eligible for assistance from the Bursary Fund, you will have to pay for this course.

Published course fees for this course are located further down this course information page.

Do I have to pay a fee?

The information in this section applies to this course, and may not apply to other courses with different funding criteria.

You will not pay tuition fees if you are:
aged 19-24 on the 31st August 2022 and have an active Education, Health and Care Plan
aged 19 – 23, and already have a level 2 qualification in another subject (or 5 GCSEs grades 9-4) and are unemployed and in receipt of benefits
aged over 24, unemployed and in receipt of benefits
aged 19-23, already have a level 2 qualification in another subject (or 5 GCSEs grades 9-4) and are employed with a gross annual salary under £17,374 per annum
aged over 24 and are employed with a gross annual salary under £17,374 per annum

You will pay the published fee (where part of the fee is paid by the government) if you are:
aged 19-23, already have a level 2 qualification in another subject (or 5 GCSEs grades 9-4) and are unemployed but do not claim a benefit
aged 19-23, already have a level 2 qualification in another subject (or 5 GCSEs grades 9-4) and earn over £17,374 per annum
aged over 24 and are unemployed but do not claim a benefit
aged over 24 and are employed with a gross annual salary over £17,374 per annum
If you are aged 19-23 and do not already have a level 2 qualification in any other subject or 5 GCSEs grades 9 – 4, you will not qualify for any government funding and will pay a considerably higher amount than the published fee.

In certain circumstances, the College’s discretionary bursary fund maybe able to assist with a contribution towards tuition fees. Eligibility to the fund depends on the household’s financial circumstances. Further information regarding the discretionary bursary fund can be found further down this page.

Please note that if you have to pay the full-cost fee, you are unable to access any financial assistance from the College Bursary Fund.

Am I eligible for a bursary?

If you are aged 19 at the start of the course, unemployed and not in receipt of benefits, or employed and earning over £17,374, you may be eligible for assistance with your tuition fees from the College Bursary Fund.

Bursary funds are targeted at households with a net income of under £25,000.

If you are assessed as being eligible for a bursary award to assist with your tuition fees, the award will not exceed 75% of the fee payable and you will be responsible for paying the balance of the fee.

Students can apply for assistance from the bursary fund for other course related costs, such as transport, meals, books and equipment.

The bursary fund cannot assist with any general living costs nor can it be used as an attendance incentive.

Applications to the fund are not normally considered if the household income exceeds £25,000 but may be considered in some instances if the household is experiencing severe financial hardship.

When can I apply?

19+ Bursary Fund applications for courses starting in the 2022/23 academic year will be open from June 1st 2022.

For courses starting in September 2022, applications should be made by 1st November 2022. If you find yourself in financial hardship after this date it is important that you still contact Student Services. Applications received after 1st November will be considered on a pro-rata basis subject to need and the availability of funds.

Full details of the bursary funds can be found here:

Payment Options

Can I pay in instalments?

Where total course fees exceed £200 you (or your employer, if they are paying your course fees) can choose to pay your fees in instalments through a monthly payment plan.

40% of the fee or £500 (whichever is lower) will be payable at enrolment.

The balance must be paid within 6 months or by the end date if the course is less than 6 months in duration.

Payment in full in advance

Payment should be made in full at the time of enrolment. Acceptable payment methods include Debit Card and Credit Card (excluding American Express). Please note that we are no longer able to accept cash or cheque payments.

Applications Open Now!

The application window for part-time courses starting in September and October 2022 opened on January 4th 2022, and we start processing applications from this date.

Applications for this course are made via our online application form and you are able to access it from this course page.

Once you are ready to apply then please click the ‘Apply Online‘ button located in the menu directly underneath this section.

Upon successful submission of an application you will receive an acknowledgement email from our Admissions team. If you do not receive this you should contact the team to check that your application has been received.

During the second half of the summer-term (May and June), applicants will start to receive further correspondence from the College about the next stages of the admissions process. These will include details about interviews with the course tutor or any pre-assessments and trades tests.

In the meantime, if you have any further questions about the application process or next available start date, want to check the progress of your application or if you are unsure about anything please contact us using the enquiry line or enquiry form below.

 

City & Guilds 7120-22 General Patisserie and Confectionery Diploma
LevelLevel 2
LocationColchester
Duration16 weeks
Campus / Adult Skills CentreColchester Campus
Start DateFebruary 2023
AttendanceThursday : 5pm - 10pm
Fee(s)£510

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