HND Professional Cookery with Management - Patisserie route

This HND Patisserie (HND Professional Cookery with Management - Patisserie route) course will equip you with a wide variety of hospitality and culinary expertise at management level. The content of the programme will concentrate on many management-related subject areas and is closely linked to industry standards and working practices.  This will develop further the knowledge and skills gained at HNC Patisserie level.  There will be advanced pastry and patisserie practical subjects to complete including creating chocolate masterpieces and sugar work.  You will also be required to undertake practical study within our training restaurant, in a management front of house capacity.

  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Human Resources
  • Management of Food and Beverage Operations (practical)
  • Gastronomy
  • Kitchen Planning and Design
  • Managing Hospitality Organisations
  • Advanced Pastry

  • Head baker
  • Senior Pastry Chef
  • Business owner
  • Manager or Supervisor within hospitality

On successful completion of this course students may progress onto a related degree programme, such as Food, Nutrition and Textiles. 

Forth Valley College has formal articulation links in place for various universities.  Please enquire for more details.

Completion of HNC Patisserie, with a minimum of B for Graded Unit or at our discretion.

Further advice for full-time applicants: 

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as: the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course 
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview 
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email


Stirling Campus



Start date

19 August 2024

SCQF Level

Level 8