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Basic Patisserie Certificate (NZQF Level 2) Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand

New Zealand


Course info


The Basic Pâtisserie programme (Basic Certificate) is designed to give students a strong basic foundation from which to build their skills and knowledge within the hospitality industry. This exciting course introduces the various concepts, properties and applications of Pâtisserie as students progressively learn to prepare a wide selection of cakes, desserts and pastries. The demonstration and practical sessions will lead you step by step through the basics of French Pâtisserie.


Schedule / Course Structure: Classes are taught across 3 - 5 days a week. Each day begins with 2.5 – 3 hours of observation in our state-of-the-art demonstration lecture theatre, followed by 3 – 4 hours of practical work in the specialized cuisine kitchens and 2 hours of self-directed theory, for a total of 24 hours per week. Assessment is achievement-based. A grade is awarded based on the cumulative marks gained. Students are assessed on practical skills at the end of each day. Summative practical and theory tests are completed at the end of each certificate. Students will receive an assessment schedule and detail about the assessment requirements at the beginning of the programme.


  • Basic knife skills
  • Basic doughs
  • Introduction to creams and fillings
  • Traditional desserts and cakes
  • Classical techniques, basic decoration
  • Masking and glaçage
  • Introduction to yeast dough’s (breads and sweet dough’s)
  • Basic French Pâtisserie terminology
  • Introduction to chocolate work and truffles (hand tempering and dipping)
  • Introduction to sweet petit fours

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Basic Patisserie Certificate (NZQF Level 2).

Full Time (10 weeks)

Tuition fees

NZ $12,800 for the entire course


13-Jan-20, 06-Apr-20, 13-Jul-20, 05-Oct-20


Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand

52 Cuba Street,


Te Aro,

6011, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

IELTS score (or test equivalent) of 5.0 overall, with no band lower than 5.0;

16 years old (no upper age limit).


Here are some scholarship that are available at Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand.

Indian Subcontinent International Student Scholarship for Diploma Programmes

Value of scholarship

4,54,260 total value

Application details:

Applicants must complete the Scholarship application form and Enrolment form. Applications must be submitted at least one month before the course start date.

Eligibility requirements:

  • International students who are citizens of the following countries: India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and some Middle East countries are welcome to apply
  • Must be over the age of 16 at course commence
  • Current or past Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand students are not eligible for this scholarship
  • Applicants must provide an Academic IELTS score of 5.5 without sub-score under 5.0

This scholarship is ideal for students who are interested in becoming Chefs specialising in either Diplôme de Pâtisserie or the Diplôme de Cuisine.

Who can apply:


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