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This study programme is designed for 16-19 year olds only (age 19-24 for students with an Education, Health and Care Plan). 

Please visit our Adult Education, Degrees and Employer section for alternative courses.

About the course

A one year in-depth programme designed for professional Chefs who already have some knowledge and skills within pastry and confectionery and now wish to obtain a Level 3 qualification specific to this area of catering. It is suitable for chefs already employed within the Industry with a genuine interest in patisserie. Students will cover advanced skills and techniques in producing pastry products, for example centre piece decorative products or chocolate pieces to an advanced level. 

Entry requirements

A full level 2 in either professional Cookery or relevant vocational experience within pastry and confectionery, Food Safety Level 2. Candidates will need to have a minimum of grade 4 GCSE English and Maths or be willing to complete along side this qualification.

Qualifications

Patisserie and Confectionary Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3

What you'll learn (core modules)

Full-time Programme consisting of both Theory and Practical sessions as well as completing at least 2 weeks work experience.

 

  • The principles of food safety supervision for catering 
  • Supervisory skills in the professional kitchen 
  • Sustainability for the professional kitchen 
  • Exploring gastronomy 
  • Advanced skills and techniques in producing dough and batter products 
  • Advanced skills and techniques in producing petits fours 
  • Advanced skills and techniques in producing paste products 
  • Advanced skills and techniques in producing hot, cold and frozen desserts 
  • Advanced skills and techniques in producing cakes and sponges 
  • Advanced skills and techniques in producing display pieces and decorative items

Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)

The Culinary Arts Academy at West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds.

Where will the course take me?

Full time Employment as a Pastry Chef.

Will I need any materials or equipment?

  • Full chefs uniform
  • Knives

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Apply online and we'll get in touch and invite you to take a tour of our kitchens. 

 

 

Days & times

Starting September 2023


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