• NPA Bakery

  • LOCAL AUTHORITY

    North Ayrshire

    This course is for school pupils only.

  • LOCATION/DAY/TIME

    Irvine Royal Skills Centre for Excellence

    Monday/Wednesday 2pm – 4pm

  • Start Date

    From 12 Jun 2017

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR

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.

WHAT IS THE COURSE ABOUT

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:

  • Craft Baking: An Introduction
  • Bread Making: An Introduction
  • Cake Decoration: An Introduction
  • Pastry

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.

WHAT DO I NEED

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.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED

Assessment is a combination of practical and theory.

NEXT STEPS

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.

WHAT DO CURRENT STUDENTS SAY

“I really loved learning how to make bread and it was brilliant being in a real professional kitchen – it was like Masterchef!”