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Patisserie and Confectionery Level 3 Diploma at Stafford College

Course description

This programme incorporates the following courses:


  • Level 3 Diploma in Patisserie and Confectionery
  • Level 3 Food Safety Certificate (CIEH)
  • Functional Skills (If applicable)


Course Outline

This full-time programme aims to further develop Chef’s skills in Advanced Patisserie and Confectionery, with a view to work in a pastry section or bakery on a professional level.

Course content

Course Content


  • Supervisory skills
  • Principles of food safety supervision
  • Practical gastronomy
  • Fermented dough and batter products
  • Petit fours
  • Paste products
  • Hot, cold and frozen desserts
  • Biscuits, cakes and sponges
  • Display pieces and decorative items

Entry requirements

You should be at least 16 years of age and be able to demonstrate reasonable literacy and numeracy skills. Level 2 Professional Chef Diploma or Patisserie and Confectionery Certificate would be required or suitable industry experience. We will also want to see evidence of a strong commitment to study.


Assessment will be a series of practical tests with some theory based assignments.

Financial information

Practical elements require the college standard uniform to be worn.  (Forms available upon request)


Some students may find they are eligible for student support funding and would need to contact student support prior to commencement of their programme.

Further information

If you would like any more information about the college or our courses then write, visit or telephone Student Services on 01785 275468. Our email address is  If you are unsure about which course to take, we can arrange for you to get the advice you need from a member of our guidance team.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stafford College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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