Level 3 Diploma

Professional Bakery

This course will appeal to those who are serious about a career within the patisserie or bakery sector. You will learn relevant skills and bakery methodology working in our industry standard commercial Food Centre.

A work placement with one of our industry partners and the option to complete further certificates in HACCP and risk assessment will greatly enhance your employment prospects.

Course includes

What will I study?

Advanced levels in:

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Bakery technologist
  • Patisserie chef
  • New product development technologist
  • Patisserie chef within the hospitality and catering industry
Useful information

How much will this course cost?

If you are under 19 on 31st August 2018 the tuition fees and exam costs are free for our courses. If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay a fee.

You may also be required to pay costs associated with study tours or additional qualifications.

For more information on fees and to find out about what financial support may be available to you visit the student finance pages on our website.


Our college buses pick up over 1,400 students each day from a wide area. From September 2018 all college bus routes to Reaseheath will be FREE. To find a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.


At Reaseheath we have on-site residential accommodation for 785 students. If you are aged over 16 and studying on a full-time course you may apply for a residential place. Visit the accommodation pages on our website for more information.

How do I apply?

If you have found a course you are interested in and are in Year 11 or above you can apply now online. For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find out more information about this course on our FAQs page.

Student Profile
Katie Brittleton

Ambition: Cake decorating business owner

School: The County High School, Leftwich

Age: 25

Keen baker Katie’s set on a career with cakes now she’s completed her Level 3 Diploma. She’s progressing onto a new product development role working for leading cake manufacturer, Park Cake Bakery.

Katie’s enjoyed gaining a range of technical skills at college, especially making new chocolate products in our industry standard Food Centre.

She says: “The work placements were an amazing opportunity to gain experience in a new environment. The department’s industry links really helped me get my career started.”