Level 3 Diploma in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery

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This course enables students to develop the required skills and knowledge to become professional patisserie chefs. You will study in our state-of-the-art training facilities, take part in master classes by talented professionals, and receive the support of our highly experienced patisserie tutors. The course has a very hands-on focus, and staff prioritise delivering high-level employability skills through a blended learning approach.

Course Information

This course allows students to develop the skills and knowledge required to become a professional patisserie chef or confectioner, and work in a variety of food-based environments.


Who is this course for?

  • Progressing Level 2 Patisserie students
  • Progressing Level 2 Bakery students
  • Level 3 chefs
  • Anyone with at least four years’ experience as a pastry chef/baker
  • Full-time students
  • Strong interest in patisserie and confectionery work

Units / Modules

  • Fermented doughs
  • Petit Fours
  • Hot and cold desserts
  • Display pieces and decorative items
  • Cakes and sponges
  • Practical gastronomy

Benefits / Skills

  • Strengthen your patisserie and confectionery skills
  • Access our strong industry connections

Assessment Types

You will be assessed by the following methods:

  • Coursework
  • Timed practical assessments
  • Short answer questions
  • A portfolio of evidence to showcase your competency

Entry Requirements

  • Level 2 in Patisserie; Bakery
  • Level 2/3 in Professional Cookery
  • Two GCSE grades at 4 or above, including one in Maths or English
  • Strong interest in patisserie, chocolate and desserts
  • Mature students who do not meet the entry requirements should contact the course leader for Patisserie and Confectionery

Career Progression

  • Pastry Chef in a restaurant, hotel, or on a cruise ship
  • Confectioner or chocolatier in a cafe, farm shop, deli, outside catering business, or other catering-related businesses and organisations
  • Patisserie tutor or demonstrator
  • National and international opportunities

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Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Full time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Fee (Adult)

£3,345   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

Course Facts

Trips and Opportunities

Past students are keen to return and share their experiences with current learners


  • Impressive local employers network.
  • Strong industry-trained teaching team
  • Excellent work experience opportunities


Students aged 24 and over may be eligible to apply for a student loan

School of Travel, Food & Drink
Leeds City College
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