Level 3

Professional Patisserie And Confectionery


1 year


Rush Green


Sep 2021


Adult 19+



This is an advanced course and an ideal next step on from the City & Guilds Patisserie and Confectionery Level 2 programme.

You'll be making advanced chocolate display pieces and learning the art of tempering milk, dark and white chocolate.

You'll be creating:

  • Handmade Easter eggs decorated with piped chocolate
  • Chocolate flowers
  • Handmade chocolate truffles

You'll also cover:

  • Dough & batter products
  • Biscuits, cakes and sponges
  • Paste products, including puff pastry, brioche, strudel pastry, choux pastry (Paris-Brest Gateau) & sweet pastry
  • Display pieces (see details of the chocolate work above)
  • Complex desserts including soufflés, fruit fritters, raspberry mousse, praline cheesecake & burnt orange panna cotta

You'll be assessed on practical demonstrations and assignments.

There'll also be a practical exam.

You'll need to have successfully completed a relevant Level 2 qualification, ideally the City & Guilds Level 2 Professional Cookery (Patisserie) course.

After completing this course you'll be qualified to start your career!

Opportunities may include working as a patissière or a cake decorator.

Other employment opportunities will also be open to you. These include jobs within research & development and the hygiene industry, and working as a food representative.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.