Catering and Hospitality

Catering: Patisserie and Confectionery or Culinary Skills Level 2

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course commences in September and will be completed in one year.

Entry requirements

Two GCSEs at grade 3 or above in English and Maths or Level 2 Certificate in Food Preparation and Cookery or advanced skills.

You will achieve

Level 2 Advanced Diploma in Patisserie and Confectionery (Café Culture) City and Guilds.

Course overview

Do you enjoy watching televisions shows like the Great British Bake Off?  This qualification covers all the patisserie and confectionery skills and knowledge to show you have what it takes for a successful career as a pastry chef.

There will be practical elements, including the preparation and cooking of pastries, breads, cakes, confectionery and hot and cold desserts. You will train front of house in our fine dining restaurant, The Open Kitchen, studying customer service vital to working in today’s café sector. You will learn essential barista skills.

Course content

Course Themes:

  • Patisserie skills
  • Bakery skills
  • Confectionery skills
  • Barista skills
  • Hospitality skills
  • Customer service
  • Stove and larder

Practical assessments, coursework assignments and end of unit test papers.

Full chef’s uniform with knives and patisserie equipment, full list will be given on interview.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

You could move onto a Level 3 Patisserie and Confectionery Advanced Diploma.


How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Catering: Patisserie and Confectionery or Culinary Skills Level 2

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