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Patisserie and Confectionery

Course Code: CPC3
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Awarding body: City & Guilds (C&G)
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: Part-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Tuesdays, 9.00am - 4.00pm

What's it all about?

Whether you’re a hospitality professional looking to add to your suite of skills, or you’re a home chef keen to refine your techniques, this pastry chef training course will provide you with the patisserie and confectionery skills you need to specialise in all things sweet. 

As well as advanced patisserie and confectionery techniques, this course will include advanced work in sugar and chocolate, ensuring you have all the skills required to wow your friends or build a successful career as a pastry chef in any high-class establishment.

Course information

The qualification consists of six units:

  • Produce fermented dough and batter products
  • Produce petit fours
  • Produce paste products
  • Produce hot, cold and frozen products
  • Produce biscuits, cakes and sponges
  • Produce display pieces and decorative items

In our experience in order to be successful on this level of course you will need one of the following:

  • four to five GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C) (including English and maths)
  • an intermediate GNVQ in a related subject
  • a BTEC first diploma in a related subject
  • an NVQ Level 2/technical certificate in a related subject
  • successful completion of an apprenticeship course
  • successful completion of the Gateway/Newstart course
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience

All units are practically assessed on a modular basis.

Upon completion of this course, you may wish to progress onto a Foundation Degree at the College, or perhaps consider an Advanced Apprenticeship. Alternatively, you may wish to progress into employment using your new skills.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Chefs

£31,840.84

Potential salary

£9,518.64

Entry level salary

£21,826.00

Average salary

39

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