Bakery, Patisserie and Confectionary

L3 Level 3
Full Time
5 September 2022 — 16 June 2023
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

Our 1 year bakery program is the perfect course for those individuals considering further learning and progression in bakery training and education, and will provide a higher level for a career in the bakery industry. Based at our City Centre campus in Cardiff, this qualification will develop the knowledge and practical skills in breads and confectionery, that will be required to work in the college's bakery. Training alongside industry professionals, students will learn in top class facilities, including huge training kitchens, butchery's, bakery's and our landmark City Centre restaurant 'The Classroom'. This programme offers pupils the opportunity to develop higher level practical skills and knowledge in a wide range of bakery manufacturing techniques.

Must be able to work early mornings in our in-house bakery, enter competition work and also work part-time in a bakery business or catering business.

What you will study

For a full Level 3 Diploma in Professional Bakery (FDQ), the learner will have to successfully complete 55 credits. Units include modules such as:

  • Craft skills in Sugar-Wired Flowers
  • Craft skills in Chocolate & Ganache
  • Craft skills in Bread & Doughs
  • Craft skills in Almond & Sugar Confectionery
  • Advanced Celebration cakes
  • Advanced Piping Skills/Royal Icing
  • Advanced Fondant & Modelling Skills

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £30.00

Entry requirements

Level 2 diploma or certificate in bakery. Already a professional in the bakery business or own a bakery, patisserie or confectionary business or possess a level 2 catering qualification with skills relevant to the bakery profession.

Teaching and assessment

Coursework including practical assessments and written assignments

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

5 September 2022

End date

16 June 2023

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

18 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code



Diploma in Professional Bakery QCF


What our students say

My work experience has involved working events where we have had to cater to and serve hundreds of people. I have plated up food, served wine, and experienced every aspect of the industry. I’ve always known that I wanted a career in cooking, but since doing Hospitality and Catering Level 2 I have realised I like the front of house aspects as well.

Catering Case Study
Joseph Taylor
Former Hospitality – Level 2 student, now progressed on to the Level 3.

Career prospects & further study

After completing this programme, successful candidates may progress onto higher education courses. Many students also pursue various employment opportunities within the industry. 

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