City & Guilds Diploma in Patisserie Part-time

Sugar, butter and flour are the ingredients crucial to creating the most tantalising breads, desserts and cakes. This qualification will whet your appetite and entice your taste buds. Obtaining this Diploma will assist you in becoming a specialist in your field of pastry, breads or baking, to name but a few. With this qualification you could run your own bakery where you could manipulate the ingredients to create your own masterpieces.

Entry Requirements

Grade 10 and 18 years of age.

Course Duration

Part-time programmes are offered twice a week in the evening depending on schedule availability.

Please contact your nearest campus to confirm dates and times.

1st Semester: Feb – Jun (theory and practical)
2nd Semester: Industry Placement (contact the campus manager for guidance)
2nd Semester: Nov (City & Guilds examination)

Course Outline

  • Safety at Work
  • Food Safety in Catering
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish:

– Cakes, Biscuits and Sponge Products

– Pastry Products

– Dough Products

– Hot Desserts and Puddings

– Cold Desserts

*Home based study and practical component on campus.


  • City & Guilds – Diploma in Patisserie
  • City & Guilds – Food Safety in Catering (only if not obtained from previous/older certificate)
  • Capsicum Certificate of Attendance