Pastries such as quiches, vol-au-vents and tartlets always impress guests and show that you've made a special effort. If you'd like to try your hand at making the perfect pastry and creating mouthwatering fillings, this course is for you.

Delivered in our well-equipped pastry kitchen, this practical course will teach you the fundamentals of how to cook sweet and savory pastries from scratch to a high standard. By the end of the six-week course you will be able to make a range of delicious recipes with confidence. You will be awarded a College certificate when you complete the course.

Aims of the course

To develop skills required by a professional pastry kitchen

Unit Breakdown

Savoury pastry products to include the making of a traditional quiche and other savoury items.

Sweet pastry products to include traditional fruit tartlets and other items required for a traditional afternoon tea.

Assessment Method

Continuous assessment through professional and peer to peer feedback at the end of each session.

Progression Opportunities

Be able to progress onto one of our other pastry courses.

Career Options

Gain further experience in our pastry kitchen

What can I earn as a chef?

When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified chef or catering professional you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:

Chefs start on around £13,000 a year and can earn £17,000 with 3 years' experience

Restaurant managers start on around £15,000 year and can earn £22,000 with 3 years' experience

If you're thinking this sounds like you, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Our former students have gone on to work at some of the most famous restaurants and hotels in the world including The Ritz Hotel ? and with the right training and experience, there's no reason why you shouldn't follow them.

Entry Requirements

A keen interest in developing knowledge and skills within a pastry kitchen. A good level of English and maths is a requirement in order to complete the course.


Professional pastry kitchen environment. The course will be delivered by professional chefs with a variety of industrial experience in 4* and 5* establishments.

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location below.



Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Evening
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 3 weeks
Start Date 17/11/2017
End Date 30/11/2017

Fees and Finance

16-18 £95 p/ year
19-24 £95 p/ year
24+ £95 p/ year
International £95 p/ year


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.


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