Level 3 Certificate in General Patisserie and Confectionery (Part-Time) - MK College

Level 3 Certificate in General Patisserie and Confectionery

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What will I do?

This qualification has been developed together with People 1st and the Sector Skills Council to enable learners to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to produce patisserie and confectionery products to a high quality, service standard. Learners will complete this qualification with a comprehensive understanding of the following:
How to produce desserts, fermented dough and batter products, produce biscuits, cakes and sponges, paste products, petite fours, and display pieces and decorative items

Learners will also develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant health and safety and how to plan for the preparation, cooking and finishing of a variety of dishes.

Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:

• Produce petits fours
• Produce hot, cold and frozen desserts
• Produce paste products
• Produce fermented dough and batter products
• Produce biscuits, cakes and sponges
• Produce display pieces and decorative items

What’s next?

Learners who successfully pass the VTCT LV3 in Patisserie and confectionery will also achieve the Claire Clark Academy LV3 Diploma in Patisserie. You will be able to pursue a career in the patisserie industry with the skills and experience you gained throughout this course.

Is it for me?

The Level 3 Certificate in General Patisserie and Confectionery is aimed at learners who have completed a Level 2 qualification in patisserie or professional cookery and wish to pursue a career in patisserie and confectionery as a pastry chef. Learners will attend college one day per week for 34 weeks.


You will need one of the following:

• A pass in Level 2 Patisserie or Level 2 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery

• GCSE maths and English, one a minimum of a grade C/4 the other a D/3 grade, plus a minimum of two further D/3 grades

• A good understanding of English is essential.


Practical assessment, knowledge questions and a portfolio of evidence that shows achievement of all the relevant learning outcomes and assessment criteria.


Yes, you will be required to purchase a full chefs uniform and equipment from our approved supplier.

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