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Professional Chefs (Patisserie & Confectionery) — Level 3 Advanced Diploma

Course information

This qualification is designed for students aged 16 and over who want to work as a chef in the pastry section of a professional kitchen or a follow on course from the level 2 Patisserie.

You are likely to have previous experience and/or a relevant level 3 qualification in cookery, such as the City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery or have completed the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery or Patisserie of which this qualification will build on. This qualification is designed to help you enter employment with a higher level of responsibility or at a more prestigious establishment.
This course will help you develop advanced skills and techniques to produce patisserie products, for example fine desserts and pastries.

The topics that will be undertaken develop advanced skills and techniques in producing:

- dough and batter products
- petit fours
- pastry products
- hot, cold and frozen desserts
- cakes and sponges
- display pieces and decorative items

To support the development of these skills, you will also undertake the following topics:

- food safety supervision
- supervision in the professional kitchen
- sustainability
- gastronomy

The College will work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training. Employers will provide demonstrations and talks on the industry.
You will also gain work experience with a college approved employer.


City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical diploma in Patisserie

This course leads to...

You could progress into employment or onto the following qualification:

HNC in Hospitality Management

You could enter employment as a first commis chef or a pastry chef within the pastry section of high end establishments, such as:

- Fine dining restaurants
- Michelin Star/Rosette restaurants
- Luxury hotels
- Cruise liners
- Chocolatiers

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are Grade C or above in English and Maths or you will also be required to take an Initial Assessment to judge your ability with English and maths.
Successful completion of Level 2 Patisserie with good performance indicators on that course or relevant industrial experience.

Why study with us?

The only college in the Northwest to run this specialist Level 3 Diploma in Professional Patisserie and Confectionary with training from a Michelin star background chef.

What some of our Students have achieved:

Gold Medal winner Dessert of the year UK Association of pastry Chefs 2018
Gold Medal winner Dessert of the year UK Association of pastry Chefs 2019
Demi Chef Pastry Michelin Restaurant
5 Star Hotel in Canada
Head pastry Chef Restaurant in New Zealand
Running own cake business in Liverpool

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 163366

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 3345.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

Please note this is a two year programme that consists of two courses. Your fee status may change from one year to the next depending on age and circumstance at the start of the next course e.g. if you turn 19 before progressing to the next level, you may be required to pay fees as outlined above.

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