If you have a light touch to make exquisite confections and a creative mind this is a great course. This is one of the most demanding study areas in relation to skill and creative style. With huge potential for profitability in the industry it is also currently one of the most sought after specialisms. You'll be learning in our specialist patisserie kitchen on equipment that you'd expect to find in the industry's top pastry kitchens. We enter several competitions as a way of boosting your creativity and skills - already our students have been successful and won awards so you'll be building on good foundations.

Advanced subjects covered include:

  • Bread and dough products
  • Cakes, biscuits and sponges
  • Hot and cold desserts
  • Accompanying sauces, fillings and coatings
  • Chocolate products
  • Marzipan and sugar products.


There is a materials fee to cover the cost of food and materials you'll use for assessments. You'll need to buy a uniform, a set of knives and a reference book. There is a materials fee to cover the cost of food and materials you'll use for assessments. You'll need to buy uniform to wear on the course. Your tutor will confirm the cost of this when you come in for interview.


Through observation, discussion and presentation of your personal portfolio.

Entry Requirements

A relevant Level 2 qualification OR relevant trade experience assessed at interview.

Next Steps

Look for specialist work straight away - we have many contacts and may be able to help you find your first role. We've helped some of our students already have work with private caterers, Harrods and other top companies. Others have gone on to set up their own businesses.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

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Where and when
1 Year
Study mode:?
Full Time
What do I need to pay?
16-18 year olds:
£ 0
19 and older: ?
£ 0 - 2,583
Materials fees: ?
May be charged

Fee reductions for adult short courses