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patisserie course level 3

Patisserie Level 3

DATE: September 2018

DURATION: 1 year full-time

The patisserie course level 3 is aimed at encouraging you to develop complex patisserie skills, and establishing a base of knowledge in design and display, portion control and costing, new technology and new products. If you live outside London, the College offers accommodation and the possibility to work for a Catering Company in the meantime you are studying



These qualifications are aimed at learners interested in hospitality and catering. It is both for new entrants and also for those already working in hospitality and catering.

More about Patisserie Course Level 3, NVQ

In order to do Level 3 you must have completed a Level 2 NVQ Professional Cookery first or be working in that position

Prospective students must be employed or in training with the hospitality industry

Completion of at least three days’ work experience at Lakefield

  • Level 3 Diploma in Patisserie
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Award in the Principles of  Nutrition in Food Production
  • RSPH Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene for Catering

Morning: 8:45am-12:20pm Practical Training Cookery

Afternoon: 1:00-5:30 Theory Classes

Mandatory Units  in the Patisserie Course Level 3, Total of 60 Credits

  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food (4 Credits)
  • Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment (4 Credits)
  • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues (9 Credits)
  • Ensure food safety practices are followed in the preparation and serving of food and drink (5 Credits)
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex bread and dough products ( 4 Credits)
  • Contribute to the development of recipes and menus (4 Credits)
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex pastry products (3 Credits)
  • Prepare, process and finish complex chocolate products (5 Credits)
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex cakes, sponges, biscuits and scones (5 Credits)
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex cold desserts (3 Credits)
  • Produce sauces, fillings and coatings for complex desserts (4 Credits)
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex hot desserts (3 Credits)
  • Prepare, process and finish marzipan, pastillage and sugar products (5 Credits)
  • Employment rights and responsibilities in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector (2 Credits)

Immediate employment as Pastry Chef.

During the Patisserie course Level 3 the student will learn specialist skills such as complex doughs, cakes and pastry products.

How to prepare process and finish marzipan, pastillage, sugar products plus a range of complex hot and cold desserts.

  • One to one coaching with Professional Mentor
  • CPD sessions- Continual Professional Development
  • Visiting hotels and Restaurants, Contract Caterers to gain insight
  • Teamwork, developing positive working relationships with others
  • Opportunity to enter national competitions in your field of work
  • Placement opportunities with famous chefs
  • On-line learning and testing programme

Selected students have the possibility of getting extra income by working for Netherhall’s Catering. These hours will be paid at the National Minimum Wage for the age group of the students.

Evening 6:30- 8:00 Paid Work (optional)

Weekends. Paid Work (optional)


  • Personal Training

  • Real Work Experience

  • Small groups for class and study

  • Professional Coaching

  • High success rates in the job market

  • Excellent progression to University

Are you ready for this course?


My course (Professional Cookery) definitely provided me with the knowledge and fuelled my ambition to pursue a career in the Hospitality industry



"Help you to understand the value of teamwork



“The tutors, who excel in their field, were enthusiastic and passionate and this was highly motivating


Lakefield awards

2 Medals for ExcellenceCity & Guilds Best Student

The Craft Guild of Chefs

Cherry Grainger Award

Lion AwardCity & Guilds

Medal for ExcellenceCity & Guilds Best Student

PARENT AND DAUGHTER COOKING COURSE SPECIAL OFFER! Get the 4 classes for just £40 (Real cost: £345)