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Professional Patisserie & Confectionery City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma at Highbury College

Course description

This programme is aimed at students wishing to pursue a career in Professional Pastry.

Course content

This programme includes:-

  • Preparing and cooking complex bread and dough products;
  • Preparing and cooking complex cakes, sponges, biscuits and scones;
  • Preparing and cooking complex chocolate, marzipan, pastillage and sugar products;
  • Preparing and cooking hot and cold deserts;
  • Producing sauces, fillings and coatings for complex desserts;
  • Controlling resources;
  • Contributing to the development of recipes.

Entry requirements

The requirements to join this programme are:-

  • Level 2 in Professional Cookery or equivalent, or good solid trade experience.


Students have to complete all three mandatory units plus 10 further pastry units. Students have to prepare pastry products for the Highbury City of Portsmouth Centre restaurants and prepare orders from customers.

Future opportunities

Employment as a pastry chef within the hospitality industry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 May 2016
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    • At Highbury City of Portsmouth Centre students develop their talents in specialist real-life work environments. The Centre encourages and enables students to achieve at the highest level.

      Located in the heart of Portsmouth, the Centre is 200 metres from Portsmouth & Southsea station, with bus stops directly outside the Winston Churchill Avenue entrance, and parking available in the nearby Dorothy Dymond car park.