Professional Chefs (Patisserie & Confectionery) Advanced Diploma

Cornwall College Camborne | St Austell LEVEL: 3 Catering

If you want to enhance your practical skills specialising in advanced methods and processes of developing fermented dough products, including petit fours, desserts, sugar work, chocolate and paste items, this highly practical course will give you the contemporary skills you’ll need to succeed. You’ll be taught by our team of highly experienced and professional chocolatiers and have access to our state-of-the-art training kitchens. As well as lots of practical workshops, you will also learn about kitchen management, food safety, storage and nutrition.

You’ll also be part of one of the best catering college’s in the UK with three Centre’s of Excellence and the only catering college to have two commercial restaurants both awarded AA college Rosettes. We also provide training and partner with many household names including; Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, The Eden Project, River Cottage and more, giving you industry connections to help boost your career.


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Ideal if:

You wish to develop your practical skills and learn contemporary techniques in the production of fermented dough products, petit fours, paste products, desserts, chocolate and sugar work.

You’ll need:

four GCSEs at grade C or 4, including English and mathematics,a Level 2 qualification in professional cookery or equivalent, or experience in the catering industry.

You’ll learn:

From a combination of practical and theoretical units which will be delivered in an excellent industry-level environment. In addition to developing practical skills and contemporary techniques in patisserie and confectionery, you will also study the nutritional values of foods and ingredients, management and supervisory skills, successful kitchen management, and how to store, prepare and cook food safely.


To be assessed throughout your course through assignments, projects and practical examinations.

You’ll love:

That whatever your passion, or specialism, we will help hone your talents and bring out the gastronomist in you.

You’ll go on to:

Employment or university study such as our FdA Hospitality & Tourism Management.


Catering & Academy Nathan Outlaw
Catering & Academy Nathan Outlaw
Catering & Academy Nathan Outlaw
Catering & Academy Nathan Outlaw



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