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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 7.50

Start: 11/09/2017

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 1645.00*

24+ Loan Amount: 1645.00****

Interview: N

Course Summary

This course will further develop your skills for working in a pastry section within a kitchen.

It is ideal preparation for a supervisory role where you might aim to become a pastry chef within your own section.

You will be working in our exciting learning environment and building up a wide range of skills and knowledge in patisserie and confectionery.

Entry requirements

Ideally you should have a Level 2 patisserie qualification alongside experience of working in a pastry/dessert section within a kitchen.

Course Content

You will cover a wide variety of topics including:

  • Producing dough and batter products
  • Producing petit fours
  • Producing paste products
  • Producing hot and cold desserts
  • Producing biscuits, cakes and sponges
  • Producing display pieces and decorative items

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will take the form of practical assignments and tests.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There will be an additional cost for a chef's uniform.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study-

We have a variety of one-day courses available which can be tailor-made to suit your own needs or those of your organisation.


You could advance to a supervisory role within a pastry section in a kitchen or bakery.


* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Jack Bowler

Jack Bowler

Foundation degree puts more choices on menu for catering student Jack

Derby College catering student Jack Bowler has extended his menu of career choices by taking a foundation degree in international hospitality management.Jack, who already holds level 2 and 3 qualifications in catering and hospitality via the college is now learning the management and front of house aspects of the hospitality industry as well as the catering side.During his level 3 course Jack also gained confidence-building experience through working at the college's Engine Shed fine dining restaurant at the Roundhouse.Jack, who was inspired to cook from a young age by his mum and gran, now plans to progress to level 5 and gain his BA Honours degree. He is currently working in the kitchens at Calke Abbey at weekends and will be taking on more shifts when he completes his foundation degree. Ultimately he hopes to find a job in his chosen field through educational work experience.

He said: "I love cooking but it's been interesting learning new things and finding out about the management aspects too. I enjoy being front of house as I've always liked interacting with customers.

"Derby College has such great facilities, including the new Fujitsu and Intel Innovation Hub which recently opened at the Roundhouse. The hub's got fantastic top of the range technology and quiet study areas."

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