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Our Grand Diplôme® is the most prestigious culinary qualification at Le Cordon Bleu, combining the study of our Diplôme de Cuisine and Diplôme de Pâtisserie. Following completion of the Grand Diplôme®, this packaged course includes the study of the Diploma in Pâtisserie Innovation and Wellness and the Internship Pathway, totalling 15 months of study.

Le Cordon Bleu Grand Diplôme®: Your passport to the culinary world

One of the most conprehensive packages offered by Le Cordon Bleu London, the total package covers patisserie, cuisine, advanced pâtisserie and innovation and an internship placement.

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Duration: 15 months | 5 terms
Price: £56,045
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Diploma fees include: ingredients, uniforms, knife kit, learning materials
Hours per week: approximately 32 to 39 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 Grand Diplôme®, students will be required to handle live shellfish, prepare and use veal stock, take part in practical butchery classes on beef, pork and chicken, and handle alcoholic beverages within a culinary context.

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

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  • Course Structure

    The curriculum is composed of three Le Cordon Bleu diplomas and a work experience:

    • During the first 9 months of the programme, you will study simultaneously our Diplôme de Cuisine and Diplôme de Pâtisserie in order to complete Le Cordon Bleu's most prestigious diploma: Grand Diplôme®. You will be first taught basic culinary and pastry skills before applying them to high-quality produce and specialist ingredients. Additionally, prior to your internship you will be supported by a number of workshops to assist you in finding the right position, including how to write your Curriculum Vitae, interview skills and preparing you to enter the workplace
    • Diploma in Pâtisserie Innovation and Wellness: upon successful completion of Grand Diplôme®, students will start studying this diploma over a period of 3 months. The Diploma in Pâtisserie Innovation and Wellness will provide culinary education to students and professionals wishing to build knowledge and skills in advanced pâtisserie with emphasis on recipe development, transformation and evolving classical recipes.
      • Finally a three-month internship with one of our highly regarded industry partners. On completion of the internship students should be able to apply theoretical situations to a real life work context, work as part of a professional team, assess their own skillset in practical situations, communicate at a professional level with their colleagues and analyse their performance.
  • Who is this Programme For?

    The Grand Diplôme® with Pâtisserie Innovation and Wellness and Internship Pathway has been designed to provide students with an experience of working in a professional kitchen as part of their culinary training. This comprehensive programme is ideal for students who have already clear career objectives and know that culinary arts skills and work experience will be key to their success. This course is particularly well suited to those looking to focus their career on health and pâtisserie thanks to the advanced techniques and ingredient understanding taught. 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 have a particular passion for pâtisserie innovation and health.
  • What Qualification will I Gain?

    Combining thorough training in cuisine and advanced pâtisserie, as well as a 3-month internship, Grand Diplôme® with Pâtisserie Innovation and Internship Pathway is one of the most comprehensive diplomas available in our institute.

    Qualification title: Grand Diplôme with Advanced Study (Pâtisserie Innovation) - Internship Pathway

    SCQF level: 8

    SCQF Credits: 219

    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.

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    Sep 27, 2024 - Dec 12, 2025 ( Standard )
    Jan 6, 2025 - Mar 27, 2026 ( Standard )
    Mar 28, 2025 - Jun 26, 2026 ( Standard )
    Jun 27, 2025 - Sep 18, 2026 ( Standard )
    Jan 9, 2026 - Mar 25, 2027 ( Standard )

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