Professional Patisserie & Confectionery Advanced Diploma Level 3

Professional Patisserie & Confectionery Advanced Diploma Level 3

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Professional Patisserie & Confectionery Advanced Diploma Level 3

Professional Patisserie & Confectionery Advanced Diploma Level 3

Do you want a career in the specialist area of patisserie and confectionery at a higher professional level?

On this course, you will learn and develop advanced practical techniques and knowledge relating to all aspects of patisserie and confectionery.

You will also develop supervisory skills to prepare you for senior positions within the industry. You will get opportunities to enhance your learning with trips, masterclasses, work placements and visits from guest speakers, who are professionals in the industry.

Duration 1 year
Study mode Full Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Printworks
Course code 60100-32
Fee 16 - 18: no fee. 19 - 23: £1,180. 24+: £3,425 (24+ Loan eligible)

What you learn

Course themes:

• Hot, cold and frozen dessert

• Biscuits, cake and sponge products

• Batter and fermented dough products

• Petits fours

• Pastry products

• Display pieces


You will also learn generic subjects including:

• Supervisory skills within the hospitality industry

  • Sustainability
  • Food Safety

Benefits / Skills you will develop

You will build advanced skills to allow you to successfully complete your programme of study and progress into employment or HE at foundation degree level. As part of your programme you will complete a work placement. 

You will have the opportunity to work within the regional area, nationally or abroad, for example, placements in France, Italy, Finland, Iceland and Germany.

You will also have the exciting opportunity to showcase your skills by selling your products in the Student Shop where your family, friends, LCC staff, and the general public can purchase your creations.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed on both the practical and theory elements in an end of year synoptic examination.


Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

The course is delivered by professional pastry chefs in the industry at the Printworks Campus.

You will complete your advanced practical sessions within specialist patisserie, confectionery, chocolate and cake decoration areas with state of the art equipment relating to your subject. 

Your theory sessions will take place in classrooms with IT facilities and learning resources.

Entry requirements

As well as an interest within the subject applicants are required to have one of the following:  

Level 2 Certificate Professional Patisserie and Confectionery

Relevant related level 2 qualification e.g. Level 2 Diploma/Certificate in Professional Cookery or Level 2 Bakery

Relevant industry experience will be taken into consideration on a case by case application.

Please note that those applicants that do not have GCSE grade 3-4 (C) or above in English and maths will be required to undertake an assessment to ensure it is at suitable level.

What's next

On successful completion of this programme you may wish to enter full time employment at an advanced craft or supervisory level within patisserie, confectionery, product development and artisan bakery.

Entry to higher education is also possible at foundation degree level within subject areas such as Hospitality Management, Advanced Culinary Arts or Food Technology/Science.


Campus Locations

Printworks Campus

Hunslet Road
West Yorkshire
LS10 1JY
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.7 MilesWebsite