International Patisserie Diploma - Westminster Kingsway College | Educartis


6 months
On Campus


Course Overview

The International Patisserie Diploma is our dedicated programme for students from the UK and all over the world who want to learn at the premier UK Culinary Arts establishment in the heart of London. If you are passionate about becoming a superior pastry chef then the intensive 24 week, practical International Patisserie Diploma in pastry, baking and confectionery arts offers outstanding instruction, top-quality resources, and first-class ingredients to our students. This intensive course is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to attain an extensive and comprehensive foundation in the art of the modern pastry chef.

On the International Patisserie Diplomas, the following is also included on the course:
Bespoke teaching resource packs for your course
Access to the College’s Virtual Kitchen and Resources website giving you practical support in your studies
Regular practical kitchen sessions and demonstrations with the top Chef Lecturers and experts in Patisserie and Confectionery
Enhanced catering theory classes to compliment the practical studies that you will undertake and a practical kitchen gastronomy programme
Complimentary copies of the Professional Chef Series course books
Industry visits to employers, catering suppliers and food producers as well as to some of London’s top kitchens and markets
Culinary tours including visits overseas
Membership of the College Gastronomic Society and Craft Guild of Chefs
Take part in International award winning Culinary Arts Competition Team

Also included on the International Patisserie Diplomas:
Food Hygiene and Safety Certificate
Specialist seminars in chocolate and patisserie with leading experts
Plate and presentation techniques, including food art
Specialist skills sessions to add extra skills as you learn
Visits to suppliers, London markets and London hotels/restaurants
Planning, development and cooking for a dinner or series of desserts for large parties
Time and waste management sessions
Bespoke culinary projects and Food and Wine Matching
Menu planning and costing advice
1 to 1 personal development consultations
Access to online resources
Practical skills tests
Bespoke scheme of work for each student on the course
Final Diploma exam preparation

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

The practical aim of this fast-track course is to present students with a comprehensive understanding of Patisserie and Confectionery and the classical skills required to work in the top professional kitchens of the world. This course will enable you to develop your career path within the International Hospitality industry. In order to benefit from the very best teaching of Culinary Arts in the UK, each class size for this programme will usually be no larger than 14 students per class. Continual assessment will be undertaken during the course to provide evidence of culinary expertise in all aspects of kitchen skills undertaken within the teaching kitchen. Our students will have access to the excellent facilities at Westminster Kingsway College which include specialist teaching kitchens for patisserie and confectionery, baking and food preparation. You will receive personal tuition from your chef lecturers in our bespoke pastry and bakery kitchens every day and will receive a thorough training programme. You will be assessed on this course through practical observation as well as a final examination and written analysis. You will study the Patisserie and Confectionery specialist techniques that are essential in today’s modern professional kitchen.
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When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

No formal entry requirements. Strong motivation with a proven commitment to hard work. All applicants will be assessed on application for the International Patisserie Diploma through an interview process but the application process will take into consideration your education achievements and any work experience that you have.For International applicants, you will need to have completed your secondary school education. You will also need to have an IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent English qualification. Westminster Kingsway College is a UKBA Tier 4 Highly Trusted Sponsor (HTS). All of our students are guaranteed a comprehensive programme of support, with courses and teaching.

How do I apply?

Applicants can apply online.

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Contact Information

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  • +442079634181
  • 211 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8RA
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