Advanced Patisserie and Confectionery Level 3

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Kings Road,
Reading, RG1 4HJ

This course covers a broad range of advanced key aspects of modern professional baking and patisserie.

The course is an Activate Learning certificate which covers a range of advanced key aspects of modern professional baking and patisserie. You will learn techniques and cooking methods relevant to today’s pastry chefs.

The course runs one evening a week.


What I'll learn

This one year part-time course provides an extension to the Level 2 Certificate in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery.

The course has been designed to enhance the practical knowledge you have already learnt at Level 2 and will consist of fermented dough and batter products petits fours, paste products, hot cold and frozen desserts and biscuits cakes and sponges

The course is craft based with underpinning theory relevant to each section of the programme. You will learn both contemporary and classic techniques. In order to gain this certificate, you will complete units including:

  • produce advanced hot and cold desserts and puddings
  • produce advanced biscuit, cake and sponge products
  • produce advanced fermented dough products

How I'll learn

Course content is designed to be aspirational with teaching methods including demonstrations from our professional industry chefs accompanying each session in our training kitchens. The course will help you to develop your existing skills whether you are seeking to improve as a professional chef or increase confidence in your skills at home. The course will also improve your chances of gaining employment in the industry. A focus on commercial awareness and enterprise will assist those who are contemplating starting a business of their own.


How I'll be assessed

Work is continuously assessed and you will build up a portfolio throughout the duration of the course.


Entry Requirements

For this course you will have completed patisserie Level 2 or can demonstrate high skill levels in patisserie and places will be offered following interview subject to suitability and availability.


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  1. Register your contact details online.
  2. Verify your account, log in and follow the link to pay for your course to secure your place.

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.