Patisserie & Confectionery Level 3 Diploma

19012W0 | Parsons Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 02/09/2019
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

Bakery skills are in high demand in the food and drinks industry. As a baker, you will use a range of methods to produce bread and confectionary products. If you are passionate about food and enjoy baking, this could be the career you are looking for. You will need good numerical skills for weighing and measuring ingredients. Tutors bring valuable industry experience to your learning and a wealth of knowledge and skills. You will benefit from links with some of the finest producers of breads and confectionary including Morris Bakery and Hovis. Our hands-on courses provide the knowledge, skills and qualifications for you to secure employment in the food and drink industry

What will I study?

You will develop your specialist pastry and confectionery skills in our industry standard kitchen, learning in a highly innovative environment where creativity and enthusiasm are actively encouraged. This advanced Patisserie & Confectionery Diploma will allow you to develop contemporary techniques in the production of fermented dough products, petit fours, paste products, desserts, chocolate and sugar work. We will also bring the gastronomist out in you, writing critique of visits to a range of restaurants.

How long is the course?

Full time for one academic year

How will I be assessed?

Continual assessment of both practical and theory units.

What qualifications do I need?

Successful completion of Level 2 in the subject plus maths or English at grade 4.

What can I progress onto?

A Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery (kitchen and larder) and/or employment within the industry. Experienced Cake Decorators can expect to earn over £25,000 a year and Bakers with specialist skills can earn up to £40,000 a year. Other careers include Patisserie Chefs, Craft and Artisan baker
Pastry Chef, Bakery Supervisor, Bakery Plant Producer, Test Baker

Other Information

You will require uniform and kit/knives that comply with the curriculum dress code. If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
FREE £3252.00 3F

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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