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Diploma (Three certificates)

Intakes per year:
January, April, July and October

Spanish // English (simultaneous translation system through earphones)


Standard (2-4 days, 6h/day, Mon - Sat)
Intensive (5-6 days, 6h/day, Mon - Sat) Only Basic and Intermediate Certificate

The Pastry Diploma of Le Cordon Bleu Madrid is a nine-month programme consisting of three certificates: Basic, Intermediate and Superior. This is the most interesting option for students who want to gain training in the shortest possible time. This programme is taught in English and in Spanish.

The duration of the course is 30 weeks. Usually, students have two demonstration sessions and two practical sessions of three hours each per week. The classes may take place from 8.30 to 21.00. They also have the possibility of taking the Basic Certificate with the intensive schedule, during and the weekend schedule.

Many students decide not to enrol directly for the Diploma and prefer to start from the Basic Certificate. Once it is completed, you may continue with the Intermediate and Superior levels to obtain the Diploma. Students will obtain a certificate for each of the levels taken and will be awarded the Diploma in Pâtisserie when all three levels are completed. 

Programme details

  • Pastry Basic Certificate
    • Inner workings of a professional kitchen & teams
    • Basic creams & their derivatives
    • Different types of meringues
    • Biscuits & petit fours
    • Basic doughs & their technical uses
    • Basic sponge cakes
    • Piping bag work: handling, uses & decorating techniques
    • Introduction to classic French pâtisserie
  • Pastry Intermediate Certificate
    • Restaurant-style desserts & plating
    • Boutique-style cakes & tarts
    • Assorted viennoiserie
    • Assorted glazing techniques
    • Introduction to bonbon making
    • Cake decorating techniques
    • The secrets of macarons
    • Confectionery
    • Chocolate tempering & different techniques
  • Pastry Superior Certificate
    • Restaurant-style desserts & plating
    • Boutique-style cakes & tarts
    • Assorted viennoiserie
    • Assorted glazing techniques
    • Introduction to bonbon making
    • Cake decorating techniques
    • The secrets of macarons
    • Confectionery
    • Chocolate tempering & different techniques
    Superior Pâtisserie Certificate
    • Plating Haute Cuisine restaurant-style desserts
    • Modern cakes
    • Mignardises & petit fours
    • Chocolate & pulled sugar: artistic sculptures/showpieces
    • Advanced chocolate techniques
    • In-depth bonbon making techniques
    • Culinary terminology
    • Viennoiserie workshop
    • Gluten-free & vegan pâtisserie
    • Molecular pâtisserie
    • Development of personal creativity

    Term Dates & Prices

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    Oct 1, 2024 - Jun 28, 2025 ( Standard , in Spanish , English )
    Jan 7, 2025 - Sep 27, 2025 ( Standard , in Spanish , English )
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    Grand Diplôme® is currently the most complete and renowned culinary programme. It consists of the Cuisine Diploma (Basic, Intermediate and Superior Certificates) and the Pastry Diploma (Basic, Intermediate and Superior Certificates)

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