• LevelLevel 3
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration34 weeks
  • Awarding bodyCity and Guilds


This course will develop your culinary techniques with a variety of ingredients and learn advanced skills within the kitchen and larder to produce food in a professional environment. In patisserie & confectionary you will study advanced chocolate work, dough products, petit fours, hot & cold desserts and sugar work.
You will also improve your knowledge of gastronomy, kitchen management and food safety.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.


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Entry requirements

You must have achieved an appropriate Level 2 vocational qualification.

You will be assessed practically by an end exam. Evidence will include a wide range of dishes produced. Theoretical knowledge will be assessed through this process.

University Opportunities: Past students have progressed to study degrees in culinary arts and hospitality management, you can also apply for a higher apprenticeship in hospitality management.
Career Opportunities: Career opportunities include chef, restaurant manager, nutritionist and head caterer.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.