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Catering and Hospitality

Patisserie and Confectionery Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course starts in September and runs for one year, 18 hours a week split over four days.

Entry requirements

  • Level 2 Patisserie and Confectionery or Culinary Skills OR
  • Level 2 Food Preparation and Cookery qualification.

You will achieve

Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery.

Course overview

This is a professional programme for those wanting a career within the specialist area of patisserie and confectionery. You will learn and develop advanced practical techniques and knowledge relating to all aspects of patisserie and confectionery as well as supervisory skills.

Course content

Units covering:

  • Supervisory skills
  • Principles of food safety supervision
  • Practical gastronomy

Practical units cover:

  • Fermented dough’s
  • Petit fours
  • Hot, cold and frozen desserts
  • Biscuits, cakes and sponges
  • Decorative display item

Please see the actual course specifications

Practical assessments, coursework assignments and end of unit test papers.

Full chef’s uniform with knives and patisserie equipment, full list will be given on enrolment.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

General management and supervisory qualifications and level 3 Diploma in Hospitality and supervision and leadership or you can gain employment within the catering and hospitality sector.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk. about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Patisserie and Confectionery Level 3 Full-time

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