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Pastry and Confectionery City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma at South Downs College

Course description

Adults who are currently or have recently been employed in the Hospitality and Catering Industry and who aspire to move into advance craft positions in pastry.

Course content

During the course students will be provided with theoretical and practical skills with assessment of competence to Level 3.

Subjects covered will include:

  • Health, hygiene, safety and security of food and the working environment
  • Bread & dough products
  • Cakes, biscuits and sponges
  • Various pastry products
  • Hot and cold desserts
  • Accompanying sauces, fillings and coatings
  • Chocolate products
  • Marzipan and sugar products


Entry requirements

You should have achieved professional pastry or cookery skills up to Level 2, or have evidence of work related roles.


You will be assessed through practical and theoretical application.

Future opportunities

Pastry positions in Industry.

Further information

As part of the programme you will be involved in visits relevant to the course and may have the opportunity to work with guest lecturers from industry.

Preparation and participation in three of the College’s presentation of gastronomic banquets will be required (this may be on an evening when not normally in College).

You are encouraged to seek employment relative to level of course; the College may be able to assist in finding suitable work placements.

The College has links with major Hospitality and Catering Organisations including The Royal Household, Country House Hotels and Fine Dining Restaurants such as The Ivy and Le Caprice. Although not compulsory, you will be offered the opportunity of work placements in patisserie.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 May 2016

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