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French Pastry Techniques with Innovative Advanced Skills

Le Cordon Bleu's Diplôme de Pâtisserie with Pâtisserie Innovation and Wellness is an integrated, full-time programme that comprises our highly respected Diplôme de Pâtisserie with our Diploma in Pâtisserie Innovation and Wellness.

The Le Cordon Bleu Diplôme de Pâtisserie is one of the most respected pastry and baking qualifications available today. This programme enables you to become highly skilled and delivers the highest standards of professional pastry chef education and training, taking beginners through Basic, Intermediate and Superior training. By adding the Diploma in Pâtisserie Innovation and Wellness to their studies, students will take their pastry skills to an advanced level in a programme which focusses on recipe development, transformation and evolving classical recipes, including creating recipes which appeal to current demands in the food sector such as nutrition focused, health and allergen-free products.

4 intakes each year: Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn

Key information

Duration: 12 months

Price: £28,935

Diploma fees include: ingredients, uniforms, knife kit, learning materials

Hours per week: approximately 15 to 22 hours

Entry requirements: 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 with Pâtisserie Innovation and Wellness, students may be required to handle alcoholic beverages and beef or pork derivatives within a culinary context.

Please note: applications requiring a visa can close up to 12 weeks before the course start date.

Pastry Diploma with Pastry Innovation Details

  • Course Structure

    The curriculum is composed of two Le Cordon Bleu diplomas:

    • The Diplôme de Pâtisserie which includes three certificates: Basic, Intermediate and Superior. The diploma is a comprehensive culinary qualification in pastry and baking. By the end of the 9 month tuition, students become highly skilled and gain essential creative skills to craft exceptional dishes and showpieces.
    • Diploma in Pâtisserie Innovation and Wellnesst: upon successful completion of the Diplôme de Pâtisserie, students will start studying this diploma over a period of 3 months. The Diploma in Pâtisserie Innovation and Wellness includes advanced pâtisserie techniques, with an emphasis on how to design and create recipes which appeal to the current demands in the food sector, particularly in the areas of nutrition focused, health and allergen-free products.
  • Who is this programme for?

    This specialised programme in pastry and baking is ideal for students who have already strong career objectives and know that culinary management knowledge associated to culinary arts skills will be key to their success.

    We welcome students from a variety of different educational and occupational backgrounds. No prior culinary experience is required. This programme is suitable if:

    • You wish to enter a career working in a professional kitchen (pâtisserie, restaurant or hotel)
    • You are a professional chef or entrepreneur and wish to learn classic French techniques
    • You wish to specialise in health and wellness focussed pâtisserie

  • What qualification will I gain?

    Qualification title: Diplôme de Pâtisserie with Advanced Study (Pâtisserie Innovation) – Internship Pathway

    SCQF level: 8

    SCQF Credits: 146

    This qualification is listed on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) and has been independently credit-rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). Further information is available here. This gives assurance that the content of our qualifications are of a high standard, meeting the rigorous quality assurance requirements of a national awarding body.

    For more information about accreditation and student visa sponsorship, visit our Accreditation and Educational Oversight page.

    Successful graduates of the Diplôme de Pâtisserie with Pâtisserie Innovation and Wellness will earn a Le Cordon Bleu qualification celebrated in many countries across the world. It is for this reason that many top restaurants, hotel groups and other employers attend our Careers Forum each term to meet our students for post study work opportunities.

  • Add Internship
    Our internship programme has been designed to provide you with the experience of working in a professional kitchen as part of your culinary training. You will be connected with one of our highly regarded industry partner who will be able to facilitate a structured placement, leading to a practical understanding of business and a variety of alternative aspects of kitchen operations.
  • Add Culinary Management
    If you would like to study Culinary Management after your diploma, why not consider registering today for our integrated diploma: "Diplôme de Pâtisserie with Culinary Management". Click on the button below to be redirected to the programme page.
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    Term Dates & Prices

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    Jun 28, 2024 - Jun 20, 2025 ( Standard )
    Jan 6, 2025 - Dec 12, 2025 ( Standard )
    Jun 27, 2025 - Jun 26, 2026 ( Standard )

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