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Who is this course for?
This course is designed for students who have just left school and want to pursue a career in the hospitality and catering industry with a specific focus on bakery. It is also for adults who wish to re-train or gain accreditation for an existing job role.
What do you need to apply for the course?
There are no entry requirements for this course other than a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. A good level of kitchen skills would be desirable.
What are the key things you'll learn?
The key things you will be learning on this course are:
- Various techniques in making, shaping, proving and cooking dough
- Finishing techniques
- Customer service skills
- Cash handling
- Sugar craft, chocolate work and confectionery
- Cake decorating and finishing
How you will learn
You will be learning in a range of different environments, we have a fully licenced and working restaurant that is open to the public and we will be producing products for there. We have a bakery counter in reception where we sell everything that we make. We also receive special orders which we have to complete. We have a bespoke bakery area where all the classes take place. There will also be an element of theory in one of our classrooms.
Where could this course take you?
With this qualification you could go straight into industry working in a bakery or pastry kitchen or you could progress onto our Level Three in Professional Bakery.
What costs will you incur?
The costs for this course are approximately £500 for adults and this will cover the costs of your uniforms and a starter set of professional chef’s knives. If you are 16-18, course costs will be covered for you. If you are eligible for bursary, kit costs will also be covered. Depending on circumstances as an adult, fee remission may be available.