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

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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. You are likely to have previous experience and/or a relevant level 3 qualification in cookery, such as the City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery or have completed the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery, 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
- petits 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 and where possible work placements will also be provided by the employers.
There will be a requirement to purchase uniform and knives which will be further explained at interview.


Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Patisserie & Confectionery)

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

Minimum entry requirements are GCSE grades F-G or above in English and Maths, or achievement of Entry 3 in the College online initial assessment tests in English and Maths. It is desirable to have a reasonable level of ICT. This course is suitable for 16-18 students and mature learners. You will also be subject to interview. At interview we expect you to be enthusiastic and passionate about food. Please bring any GCSE results or predicted grades, plus any other qualifications you might have gained.

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Course ID: 159208

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year


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

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