Hospitality & Catering
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2019/20) and are subject to change next year.

For students under 19

Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.

For students aged 19 or over

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees. Some courses may be free, depending on your circumstances. Certain Level 3 & 4 courses require you to pay the fee in full or take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Please see our guide to fees for more information.

International Students

Students from outside the EU/EEA need to pay the full international fee for their course. Please note, West London College does not offer Tier 4 Visa Sponsorship for students to study in the United Kingdom.


About this course

This course aims to provide you with knowledge and understanding of pâtisserie and confectionery. The course will give you the opportunity to practice developing the specialist skills required to work in a bakery or a pâtisserie. Ideal for professional chefs who wish to develop their pastry skills.

Students joining this programme are required to purchase a uniform and basic set of equipment. To help keep costs to a minimum, these items are available to buy through Catering Department. If you have any concerns regarding the cost of the uniform, please discuss this at your interview as we may be able to help meet some of the expense.

Units of study include: Unit 1: Hot and cold desserts Unit 2: Sponges and biscuits Unit 3: Pastes (pastry) Unit 4: Bread & dough

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS No formal entry requirements

Entry Requirements

You will need to get a minimum of Entry 3 on the college initial on line assessment for English and maths.

Progression Opportunities

Work in the hospitality industry with additional intermediate pastry skills, some gained promotion and moved to more prominent roles.

You could continue your studies and gain a Level 3 Diploma in advanced patisserie.

You could work as a Pastry Chef at commis level. After completing an advanced level you may work in a senior Chef De Partie role.

Study Methods

You will learn in dedicated classrooms and our well resourced pastry kitchen using the latest Deck and Combi ovens.

5 hours one day a week (1 hour theory and 4 hours practical skills).


  • Practical assessments
  • Written assignments


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.