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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 10.00

Start: 12/09/2016

Days / Times: Tuesday 16:30 to 20:00 and Thursday 10:30 to 18:30

Tuition (£): 0.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This course further develops your skills for working in a pastry section within a kitchen.

It is ideal for a supervisory role where you might aim to become a pastry chef within your own section.

You will be working in our exciting surroundings and building up a wide range of skills and knowledge in patisserie and confectionery.

Entry requirements

Ideally you should have a Level 2 patisserie qualification alongside experience in working in a pastry/dessert section within a kitchen.

Course Content

You will cover a wide variety of topics including:

  • Food safety
  • Prepare, cook and finish bread and dough products
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex cakes, sponges, biscuits and cones
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex pastry products
  • Prepare, process and finish complex chocolate products  
  • Prepare, process and finish marzipan, pastillage and sugar products
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex hot desserts
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex cold desserts
  • Produce sauces, fillings and coatings for complex desserts

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will take the form of practical assignments and tests.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There will be an additional cost for a chef's uniform.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study-

We have a variety of one-day courses available which can be tailor made to suit the needs of your organisation.  You could also consider progressing to our Foundation Degree in International Hospitality Management.


You could advance to a supervisory role within a pastry section in a kitchen.



* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Jordan Green

Jordan Green

Compliments to the award-winning chef

Apprentice Jordan Green scooped the Young Chef of the Year title in the Derby Food and Drink Awards – an accolade which he hopes will fast track his career ambitions.

Jordan was among a group of full-time Catering and Hospitality learners who progressed to an apprenticeship with the College’s Engine Shed restaurant and training kitchens at the Roundhouse campus.

His apprenticeship opened doors to many opportunities – including a work placement with Derby’s award-winning Restaurant Zest. He also took part in a European work experience programme in Denmark, spending five weeks at the Danish Meat Trade College in Roskilde alongside learners from Estonia, Italy and Finland.

I really want to be working in fine dining and to learn from the best in the industry. Hopefully winning this award will help me at the start of my career.
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