City & Guilds Certificate in General Patisserie and Confectionery Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Catering and Hospitality



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.

Crosskeys Campus



Start Date

Start Date
11 September 2023
*Enrolment still open

Monday and Tuesday and Friday

30 weeks

In a nutshell

The City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate in General Patisserie and Confectionery is designed to prepare you for a career in the specialist field of patisserie, confectionery and chocolate work as a pastry chef or patissier.

This course is for you if...

...You work or want to work as a patisserie chef in the sector

...You are creative and have an eye for detail

...You enjoy working in a kitchen environment

What will I be doing?

The units you will be covering in this course include:

  • Dough and batter products
  • Produce petits fours
  • Produce paste products
  • Produce hot, cold and frozen desserts
  • Produce biscuits, cake and sponges
  • Produce display pieces and decorative items
  • Chocolate production methods and global trends
  • Chocolate tempering techniques
  • Making different types of chocolate including truffles, chocolate bars and fillings
  • Airbrushing techniques

You will be assessed through:

  • Short answer papers
  • Assignments
  • Practical assessments

What is expected of me?

To enter this course, you will need some experience of working in a kitchen environment.

You must be creative, self-motivated, hardworking and have a passion for cooking.

Attendance and punctuality for all sessions is a major requirement of this course.

What comes next?

You will be able to progress to the following courses on successful completion of this course. Some courses will have additional entry requirements but these will be discussed with you when you are ready to apply:

  • Level 1 or 2 Professional Cookery
  • Level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery

Additional information

As a condition of your place on this course, you will be expected to purchase a uniform at the cost of between £23.00 - £55.00 and this will be discussed with you on your first day.

All costs are under review and subject to change.

The course will be held on a Monday from 12 - 7.30pm with additional hours required for assessment but these will be discussed and arranged with your tutor.

Where can I study City & Guilds Certificate in General Patisserie and Confectionery Level 3?

Crosskeys Campus
(Enhanced Part Time)
Start Date: 11 September 2023

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team