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London , England ,United Kingdom

Diploma of Pastry Classical Pastry Chef Course

Our Diplome de Patisserie is recognised globally as one of the most respected culinary qualifications in pastry and baking. By enabling you to become highly skilled and gain essential creative skills to craft exceptional dishes and showpieces, we pride ourselves on delivering the highest standards of professional pastry chef education and training.

The pastry diploma comprises three certificates: Basic, Intermediate and Superior. As you progress, the techniques taught become more advanced to develop your abilities in a structured manner.

Across your tuition, you will learn classic pâtisserie skills while developing your creative flair. Our Patisserie Chefs will lead demonstrations showing important techniques in creation and decoration of classic patisserie and contemporary restaurant desserts. Our team of classically trained teaching chefs possesses years of experience working in Michelin-starred restaurants and the industry’s finest kitchens.

We believe that it is essential to teach classical methods and techniques progressively, so that once you complete your diploma you will be able to apply your knowledge to any type of cuisine and adapt it to your future career.

The Diplome de Patisserie can be completed in either 9 months or in 6 months of full-time study. With our Intensive 6-month diploma, Basic and Intermediate levels are completed in three months, with the Superior level completed through a further three months of study.

Our Diplome de Patisserie may also be studied as an integrated diploma with Culinary Management or with Internship Pathway or simultaneously with our Diplôme de Boulangerie.

Please note: applications requiring a visa can close up to 12 weeks before the course start date.

Campus Information


15 Bloomsbury Square London , WC1A2LS United Kingdom


  • Jan Deadline: Sep
  • April Deadline: Dec
  • July Deadline: March
  • Sep Deadline: June

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

As the world’s largest culinary education provider, Le Cordon Bleu is always seeking dedicated, proactive individuals to join our team of professionals. We offer exceptional career opportunities in a variety of positions around the world. If you are looking to work for a company with unlimited growth potential in a constantly evolving, fast-paced environment, Le Cordon Bleu may be the right next step for you

Thailand, Thailand
Academic Manager
Thai Cuisine Instructor (Contract)
Malaysia, Malaysia
Bakery Pastry Chef Instructor

PSW Opportunity

Tier 4 students sponsored by Le Cordon Bleu have permission to work 10 hours per week during term-time and full-time during vacations

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) for UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration) test report result with 5.0 or above in all components. You can choose either the Academic or General module

Non-Tier 4 Visa , who do not require a Tier 4 Visa, should provide the school with one of the following:
English language certificate equivalent to CEFR level B2
Academic transcript of a completed course taught in English
Employment history in an English language environment
Oxford English placement test (provided by Le Cordon Bleu) with telephone interview