Get your Patisserie NVQ Certificate and

Cover all the patisserie and confectionery knowledge
to show you’ve got what it takes for a successful career as a pastry chef.


Subject area:

Hospitality, Patisserie and Confectionery, Work-Based Learning


Full time


1 year.


City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Patisserie and Confectionery;
RSPH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering.


The Patisserie NVQ Course 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. ​

Your training will include:

Advanced Pastry Skills

  • Prepare, cook and finish complex pastry products like cakes, sponges, biscuits and scones.
  • Prepare, process and finish complex chocolate products.
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex both hot and cold desserts.
  • Produce sauces, fillings and coatings for complex desserts.
  • Prepare, process and finish marzipan, pastillage and sugar products.

Food Safety Skills

  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food.
  • Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment.
  • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues.
  • Ensure food safety practices are followed in the preparation and serving of food and drink.

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Who Can

Are you a girl 18-24 that wants to develop pastry advanced chef skills? Or are you already working in hospitality?

You might want to develop your knowledge and gain new skills, to move into a management role.
If so this programme will be perfect for you. Get your Patisserie NVQ Certificate Now!

Requirements needed

  • You are an EU student or you have a European passport.
  • You have completed Level 2 NVQ Professional Cookery or you have been working in that position.
  • You have completed a two day try out at Lakefield.
  • You had a successful interview.


National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are a qualification in competency style.
This means that assessment will be by practical skills testing, observation and theory-based exams.


The total cost of the course is £1760.

You will be required to purchase chefs whites, knife set, and textbooks before the start of the course. Details will be sent out once you have been offered the place.

Financial help can be applied for through the College’s bursary fund once your application has been processed.

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    Progression route &
    Links with the industry

    After the Patisserie NVQ course, you can progress your study to a University BA or go straight into employment. If you wish to enter the world of work, we will offer you career support, boost your CV and put you in contact with employers with whom we have built strong partnerships.

    Alternative courses with the same level of education:

    Course title: For Level Mode Duration
    Level 3 NVQ in Advanced Cookery Further Education 3 Full-time 1 year Info
    Level 3 NVQ in Cookery Leadership & Supervision Further Education 3 Full-time 1 year Info
    Level 3 NVQ in Hospitality Leadership & Supervision Further Education 3 Full-time 1 year Info
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    " My study programme developed around Hospitality Services Level 2. Now I'm working as hotel room service at the ​hotel of Ritz London!"