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Professional Patisserie and Confectionery Level 3 at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

Are you looking to develop advanced skills in patisserie and confectionery?

Whether you are coming from industry seeking an internationally recognised qualification or looking to make a natural progression from level 2, this vocational programme is an ideal way forward.

This course has been designed to develop your practical skills and enhance your knowledge while helping you gain an advanced professional qualification.

You will learn how to prepare, cook and present a wide range of hot and cold pastry dishes in addition to complex fermented dough products, other bakery goods and petits fours. You will also practice advanced techniques skills for working with sugar and chocolate.

You will investigate gastronomy and food culture, as well as developing your research and supervisory skills and finding out about the latest industry related regulations. As you develop your expertise and your confidence, you will be encouraged to take part in competitions at both national and international level.

Course content

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical workshops
  • Projects
  • Theory sessions
  • Working in a realistic working environment

Entry requirements

  • Professional Cookery Level 2, or
  • Hospitality and Catering Level 2, or
  • Another relevant Level 2 qualification
  • Applicants with prior knowledge and experience will also be considered for this programme
  • Places on the programme are subject to interview


The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Practical tasks
  • Assignments
  • Short answer written tests

Future opportunities

Completion of this course gives you a range of options in education and employment. You will benefit from a new set of specialist skills and understandings, and will be able to excel in more advanced areas of cookery.

You could proceed onto a number of programmes at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

  • Foundation Degree (FdA) Culinary Arts, available at Rhos-on-Sea
  • BA (Hons) Hospitality Management, available at Rhos-on-Sea

Excellent prospects of employment are available in the industry for qualified Pâtissiers and Confectioners, and you will be able to seek work in a range of organisations.

If you already have professional experience, the course adds to your employability and allows you to re-enter the industry with enhanced opportunities.

Career opportunities
  • Baker
  • Bar Manager
  • Chef
  • Confectioner
  • Conference & Events Manager
  • Restaurateur
  • Hotel Manager


Further information

Programme code: 0704A03B

This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

  • Dolgellau

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grŵp Llandrillo Menai directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

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