Professional Patisserie - Level 3 Diploma

Start Date: 14 September 2022
Duration: 1 Year - This course is taught over 1 day per week
Attendance: Part Time
Location: Victoria Centre
Suitable for: School Leavers (16-18)

About The Course

The course builds on the fundamental basic techniques for pastry, bakery and confectionery, furthering your skills and knowledge so that you are able to pursue a career as a pastry chef. 

This course is endorsed by the Craft Guild of Chefs and British Culinary Federation and taught by our award-winning culinary arts and pâtisserie team.

You will also have the opportunity to work towards the Westminster College Diploma, which is over and above our standard level 3 qualification.

What Will I Study?

Topics covered can include:

  • Supervisory skills including maintaining a safe environment and staff development
  • Supervision of food safety within the pastry kitchen
  • Gastronomy
  • Hot, cold and frozen dessert preparation and presentation, both classical and contemporary methods
  • Pâtisserie: pastries and tarts
  • Bakery: artisan breads, Viennoiserie and International
  • Advanced Cakes, biscuits and sponges including Japonnaise, Opera and Sacher Torte
  • Confectionery: petit fours, sugar and chocolate work
  • Centre piece production
  • Advanced pâtisserie including Linzer, Strudel and Fillo

What Will I Need?

You will need:

  • Three GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths, and a relevant Level 2 qualification

All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

How Will I Be Assessed?

The course is assessed throughout the year with practical assignments and written tests.

What Will It Cost?


If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free.

Additional Costs

You will be expected to purchase the required uniform and equipment for the programme, which reflect both industry norms and safety requirements. These should specifically conform to Westminster Kingsway College standards and are approximately £350; further information will be provided at enrolment. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

What Can I Do After?

This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, an apprenticeship or other employment.


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