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Professional Cookery & Patisserie NVQ Diploma Level 3 (Part Time)

The advanced Patisserie course combines all the knowledge, techniques and artistic skills required to work in a professional pastry kitchen. The course encourages you to personalise your work and develop skills through demonstration, practical sessions and workshops.


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    How much does the course cost? All Fees £2,583

    Is this course eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan? Yes

    Are concessions available? If you are 19-23 or receiving benefits, please refer to our Fee Concessions Information.

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    Is an interview required? Yes

  • What is the course about and how might it benefit me?

    Units you will be studying on your course will include:

    • Bread and Dough Products
    • Cakes, Sponges, Biscuits and Scones
    • Pastry Products
    • Chocolate Products
    • Hot Desserts
    • Cold Desserts
    • Sauces, Fillings and Coatings
    • Development of Recipes
    • Health, Hygiene and Safety
  • What qualification or experience do I need to start the course?

    You do not need to have previous qualifications for this course but you do need an enthusiasm to learn to cook . You will be taught in our commercial kitchen. 80% of the course is practical. 20% of the course is theory.

  • How will I be assessed?

    80% of the course is practical. That means it is taught in a commercial kitchen. You will be assessed on your practical skills as observed by the chef teacher, there is no written work required to support these assessments.

    20% of the course is theory. You will be provided with learning packs, online materials and tutor support to cover the theory section of the course. This is tested through multiple choice computer based testing. You attempt these tests when you feel ready and you can do them as many times as you wish. To help you with the theory side of the course we have developed a website with learning materials and practice tests to support your study.

    The teacher will record your progress and provide informal, regular feedback throughout the course. At the end of your programme you will asked to self-assess your own progress and achievement against the expected achievements as outlined above.

    At the end of every session, the teacher will assist you in completing your course file. This is a record of what you have achieved in each session and a record of any practical assessments completed. Every Friday evening we collate the results of all our students and publish these on our course website for you to check at home.

  • What qualification will I get?

    Diploma in Patisserie and Confectionery NVQ3.

  • What can the course lead to?

    With an NVQ3, and suitable experience, you might move on to such jobs as pastry chef in a hotel or restaurant. Opportunities will be available in all areas of the catering industry. You could also use this qualification as entry to university to study such degrees as Hospitality Management and Event Management.

To Apply or Enquire

If you are interested in applying please fill out an application form. If you require more information please do not hesitate in sending us your queries via our enquiry form. We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

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NVQ level 1 professional cookery student loves the environment in Richmond upon Thames Colleges training kitchen at the campus near Chiswick

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“I came to the college after seeing the facilities online and loved the fact that the college had its own restaurant to train in. My knife skills have really improved, as has my knowledge of ingredients and how to present food to a professional standard. The college environment really suits me compared to school and I’m learning something new and interesting in every lesson.”

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