This course is for school pupils only.
Irvine Royal Skills Centre for Excellence
Monday/Wednesday 2pm – 4pm
From 12 Jun 2017
The National Progression Award (NPA) in Bakery at SCQF level 4 develops practical bakery skills in craft baking, bread making, cake decoration and pastry making. This award is aimed at candidates who are interested in pursuing a career in the bakery or catering industries, but do not necessarily have any prior experience.
You will attend on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 2 – 4 pm where you will be working in either a professional kitchen using industry standard equipment, a restaurant or in a classroom (if required).
SQA Course Units include:
You are required to wear appropriate clothing to meet current food safety law when in the kitchen. You will need to bring this with you for every class or you will not be allowed to participate in the class. These will be provided to you but you will need to wash these ready for the next class.
There are no formal entrance requirements but to get the best out of this course you should have literacy and numeracy skills at level 4, enjoy working in a practical environment and have a real interest in the Hospitality industry. You should also enjoy the challenge of getting to know new people. You need to be committed to attending all the classes.
Assessment is a combination of practical and theory.
Successful completion of this course will prepare you for progression to a full time FE course or for beginning a career in the Hospitality industry.
“I really loved learning how to make bread and it was brilliant being in a real professional kitchen – it was like Masterchef!”