Level 2

Food Production And Cooking - Pastry


28 weeks
1 year


Rush Green Campus
Barking Campus - Technical Skills Academy


Jan 2023
Sep 2023


Adult 19+



This course isn't about cake decoration - it's aimed at industrial-scale professional cookery!

It's an ideal pathway if you've been inspired by The Great British Bake Off and want to become a pastry chef!

This is a practical course - you'll be taught how to create a variety of products including breads, buns, cakes, and both hot and cold desserts.

There are knowledge tests throughout the course, and you'll need to build a portfolio as evidence of your progress.

Your end grade will either be a pass or a fail.

There aren't any specific qualifications required to get onto the course.

You'll need to go through an interview process though, so be ready to show your enthusiasm for baking and building a career in patisserie!

Your products will be sold in our bakery, shops and cafés on campus.

You can move on to the City & Guilds Level 3 Patisserie & Confectionery course - which we also offer at Barking & Dagenham College.

Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following course
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.