Diploma in Patisserie | 6 Months (full time)

6 Months (full time)


  • Minimum requirement is a City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation & Cooking or equivalent
  • An eye for detail and an overwhelming passion for food!


For qualified chefs wishing to specialise in patisserie.

Patisserie is a sought after and specialised skill and with Prue Leith Chefs Academy’s reputation for patisserie excellence this qualification opens kitchen doors worldwide.

The Prue Leith Diploma in Patisserie will prepare you for an entry level position into a career as a Pastry chef with the course offering classical French training as well as modern techniques. It is an intensive programme, from a theoretical and practical point of view and candidates will be expected to meet high standards to pass the course.

The course progresses from basic skills to advanced techniques and culminates in two practical exams (one plated desserts and one focussed on buffets) as well as a final theory exam. The course is long enough to ensure students are confident with their skills and comprehensive enough for the student to move into employment directly thereafter.

The lecturing team are specialists in their field and deliver this highly sought after qualification with passion and dedication.


  • January and July intake annually


  • Prue Leith Diploma in Patisserie
  • City & Guilds: Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Patisserie (8065-03)
  • Prue Leith Certificate in Sugar Craft

City & Guilds Diploma in Patisserie exams are written alongside Prue Leith exams so that the student can achieve both a local and internationally recognised qualification which allows for easier travel work experiences.

To sign up for this course, please request your course pack which includes an application form.

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