Advanced Patisserie: Pastry

Course overview

This Level 3 course is suited to anyone looking to professionalise their home baking and builds on the skills you will have gained at Level 2.

In this short course we’ll explode the myth around making pastry. This course is designed to build on the skills learnt at Level 2 and will take your pastry skills to the next level. It will enable you to build your confidence in making, handling and using pastry, opening the door to a world of pastry possibilities.

We’ll make Classic Strudel, Choux with Caquelin, advanced laminated puff pastry, flavoured pastry and associated desserts. We’ll explore Pastries of the world including Baklava and Pastries from central Europe and beyond.

Our Advanced Level 3 Patisserie Certificate is a six-part series of patisserie-specific courses. You can choose to complete an individual unit, or all six, which will give you the skills and confidence to produce a wide range of patisserie products.

Each unit lasts half a term:

Term 1: Sourdough, Viennoiserie and laminated doughs

Term 2: Petit Fours and Confectionary

Term 3: Advanced Pastry

Term 4: Plated Desserts, Gelato and Ice cream

Term 5: Chocolate Work and Decor

Term 6: Entremets and Dish Development


If all six units are completed, you will be eligible for an Activate Learning Advanced Level 3 Patisserie Certificate.

If you complete individual units, you will receive a certificate for that specific unit.

Certification will be in-house but will carry the Heston Blumenthal Fat Duck endorsement.

You will need to have completed a Level 2 Certificate in Patisserie and have a passion and keen interest in the subject.

Please note: Each course requires a minimum of 10 students.

You will be notified within 10 days of the start date if the course will not be proceeding.

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