Course overview

Intermediate Pâtisserie (Intermediate Certificate) is based on practice and repetition. As you begin to master important technique, such as making a sponge cake or Bavarian Cream, your proficiency will allow you to focus on decoration of your cakes. You will also be introduced to basic concepts of making show pieces such as chocolate piping and casting, using caramel and nougatine and preparing restaurant-style desserts. Under the guidance of our chefs students are able to develop artistic skills necessary to prepare and decorate a variety of French desserts and pastries.

What you will learn

4 intakes per year: January, April, July, October (or late September) Key Information Duration: 10 weeks Price: NZD 12,100.00 (Subject to change) Fees Include: All Ingredients, Course Materials, Exams, Graduation Hours per week: Approximately 20-24 hours Entry Requirements: IELTS score (or test equivalent) of 5.5 overall, with no band lower than 5.0, completion of the Basic Certificate, 16 years old (no upper age limit)

Course details

Who is the course for?

Schedule / Course Structure Classes are taught across 3 - 5 days a week. Each day begins with 2.5 – 3 hours of observation in our state-of-the-art demonstration lecture theatre, followed by 3 – 4 hours of practical work in the specialised cuisine kitchens and 2 hours of self-directed theory, for a total of 24 hours per week.AssessmentAssessment is achievement-based. A grade is awarded based on the cumulative marks gained. Students are assessed on practical skills at the end of each day. Summative practical and theory tests are completed at the end of each certificate. Students will receive an assessment schedule and detail about the assessment requirements at the beginning of the programme.
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