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The catering and hospitality industry is diverse, providing meals and snacks for millions of people every day.  Food business operators are increasingly aware of the requirement for a suitably trained, professional workforce to ensure safe and timely delivery of food service operations which is constantly developing and changing.

The course curriculum includes the latest approach to food safety, health and safety legislation and current industry practices and trends.  Learners will be able to prepare, cook and present a range of complex patisserie and confectionery items to a high standard, specialising and developing skills in these areas in a real working environment. 

A wider knowledge of the programme units will be explored throughout the course, through participation of the practical tasks completed, and theory test papers, testing knowledge further. Local employers are used for this course  McMullens, Gary King and associates, with D&D London , Exclusive Hotels and The Ritz  also offerring work experience opportunities to students.  

This level 3 course provides an extensive exploration of all aspects of current industry operations and standards, essential for those aspiring to work at a higher level in patisserie and confectionery in the industry today.

Career Destinations

The Level 3 Diploma in Patisserie and Confectionery could lead to supervisory and managerial posts in the industry, working as a pastry chef.  This specialised area is an exciting place to work, especially if you are creative and ambitious.  An industry full of opportunity and wide choice of places to work and develop skills further moving on from level 3.

Once leavers have gained experience,  they may supervise others and manage resources. With experience and ambition you may want to further to develop your own skill set through training and perhaps go on to work as a renowned pastry chef, restaurant manager, or even branch out on your own venture or establishment in this fast-paced industry.

What will I be doing?

  • Current food safety legislation
  • Health and safety in catering
  • How to prepare, cook and present more complex creations and patisserie items including: chocolate work, hot and cold desserts, sugar work, cake decorating, pastries, glazes, sponges and sauces. 
  • You will be taught how to develop your talents and skills in this creative subject, improving your confidence and capabilities to a higher standard.  In line with current industry standards and presentation methods.
  • You will be assessed on your practical skills and knowledge throughout the course and will be required to complete a portfolio of evidence, including photographic evidence of your work to support this.
  • Work experience, visits and demonstrations from professionals will also enrich the learning further.

Added Extras

Work in a variety of prestigious settings to prepare, cook and plate food to a high level standard. In some places, such as smaller kitchens, roles may be minimalistic and straight forward but the industry is really in search of great people.

Full-time work is common and, if there is potential in an individual, you will progress quickly.

Developed links with employers is good.

Some higher level learners have been placed in prestigious restaurants in London from D&D group, The Ritz and The Shard, with a chance of gaining full-time employment after completing their course.

Real working environment, developing skills and attributes for further progression.  Experience  working in a real restaurant, The Atrium, producing food for paying customers.  Use of up to date industry standard equipment.

Help with CV writing, assessments and job applications

Reduced cost of gym membership.

Free daily enrichment activities promoting good health and well-being through yoga, basketball, gaming, book clubs and more.

Entry requirements

To have gained a Level 2 qualification previously and have a positive attitude to learning and an avid interest in patisserie in particular and the creation of more complex food items. Preferably level 4 qualifications in both English and Maths.Evidence of exam and qualification results gained previously, and previous work experience gained in the industry

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