French Pastry Techniques Diploma
Our Diplôme de Pâtisserie is recognised globally as one of the most respected culinary qualifications in pastry and baking. By enabling you to become highly skilled and gain essential creative skills to craft exceptional dishes and showpieces, we pride ourselves on delivering the highest standards of professional pastry chef education and training.
The pastry diploma comprises three certificates: Basic, Intermediate and Superior. As you progress, the techniques taught become more advanced to develop your abilities in a structured manner.
Across your tuition, you will learn classic pâtisserie skills while developing your creative flair. Our Pâtisserie Chefs will lead demonstrations showing important techniques in creation and decoration of classic patisserie and contemporary restaurant desserts. Our team of classically trained teaching chefs possesses years of experience working in Michelin-starred restaurants and the industry’s finest kitchens.
We believe that it is essential to teach classical methods and techniques progressively, so that once you complete your diploma you will be able to apply your knowledge to any type of cuisine and adapt it to your future career.
The Diplôme de Pâtisserie can be completed in either 9 months or in 6 months of full-time study. With our Intensive 6-month diploma, Basic and Intermediate levels are completed in three months, with the Superior level completed through a further three months of study.
Our Diplôme de Pâtisserie may also be studied as an integrated diploma with Culinary Management or with Internship Pathway or simultaneously with our Diplôme de Boulangerie.
4 intakes each year: Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn
- 9 months | 3 terms (standard)
- 6 months | 2 terms (intensive)
- £17,169 (standard)
- £17,414 (intensive)
Diploma fees include: ingredients, uniforms, Zwilling knife set, learning materials
Hours per week:
- Approximately 15 to 18 hours (standard)
- Approximately 30 to 40 hours (intensive)
Entry requirements: high school diploma or equivalent, evidence of English language. No prior culinary experience is required. All students must be aged 18 years or over.
Please note that in order to successfully complete our Diplôme de Pâtisserie, students will be required to handle alcoholic beverages and beef or pork derivatives within a culinary context..