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Covid-19 Update

Given the Covid-19 pandemic, the College calendar has been changed for the first term of the 2020/21 academic year and has introduced a two-week October half term break. This break is from Monday 19 to Friday 30 October during which time the College is closed to Learners. The College office will be open from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October (telephone/email enquiries open) and closed from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October (telephone/email enquiries closed until Monday 2 November). From 2 November we are increasing the areas in which a face mask or covering is required to be worn.

What opportunities will this course give me?

Our Christmas Treats workshop course will give you the initial knowledge and experience to start baking your own festive treats. Alongside a welcoming, highly engaged group, youll learn how to create luxury Christmas confectionery and adapt recipes to suit individual preferences.

Learners may wish to attend other confectionery or cookery courses offered by the college- please browse the website.

What will I be learning?

'Tis the season to be jolly! This workshop will focus on making festive treats either for yourself or to give as gifts.

During the session, we will be making:-

• Luxury gift wrapped Christmas pudding truffles
• Luxury orange mince pies made with butter pastry and cream cheese filling

There will also be festive recipes given out at the end of the session for you to try at home.

Why is this course for me?

This course is perfect for learners who prefer a practical approach to their studies.

How will my learning be enhanced?

The course is essentially a practical class with hands on learning. There will be some group and individual instruction, including demonstrations.

Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?

Youll have the space to really experiment and put your new skills to the test.

You'll be taught by Vanessa, a specialist Patisserie Confectioner. She has successfully delivered a variety of specialist cookery workshops at Eastleigh College, over a number of years.

Shes passionate about helping people learn new skills and experiment with different techniques, gaining a sense of pride when they celebrate their final creations.

What do I need to sign up?

There are no entry requirements for this course; it is suitable for anyone who would like to make edible festive treats and gifts.

Is there anything else I need to know?

All ingredients are included in your course fee and festive packaging will be provided to take your items home.

Optional for Christmas Pudding Chocolate Truffles - A measure of liquor of your choice. We will provide vanilla bean paste as an alternative flavouring.

Optional for Luxury Orange Mince Pies - Two tablespoons of liquor for the mincemeat, e.g. Grand Marnier or Cointreau.

No additional costs are anticipated.

Aprons are provided but please bring an apron if you wish to use your own.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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21/11/2020 - Apply Now


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09:30 – 13:30





24+: £72.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C49X Eastleigh College 21/11/2020 Sat 09:30 – 13:30 1 £72.00 £72.00 Apply now

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Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.