• Hospitality and Professional Cookery

    NC Bakery

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


This is a gateway to an exciting career in the baking industry. You'll immerse yourself in the art of baking, develop skills that are not only in demand but also deeply satisfying. There are many opportunities for employment - baking for hotels or restaurants or working in large-scale commercial bakeries, specialist or artisan bakeries. You might even pave your way towards becoming a Head or Executive Chef. You may even decide to venture into entrepreneurship, setting up and running your own bakery business.

Entry requirements

For this course you’ll need:

  • a genuine interest in baking
  • aspirations for a rewarding career in the baking industry
  • core skills in communication, ICT, and numeracy at Level 4

If you don’t have formal qualifications, but have appropriate experience or training, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please do apply.

Course content

This course includes:

  • baking skills: master the art of bread-making and learn to craft delicious pastries and cakes - you'll cover a wide selection of baking delights
  • professional insights: learn the secrets of the trade with professional techniques, industry insights and top tips that will set you apart in the competitive baking industry
  • cake decorating: master the techniques that will turn your creations into works of art
  • customer presentation: learn how to present and serving your products for maximum appeal to customers, ensuring your creations not only taste great but look irresistible too
  • work experience: prepare yourself for the industry with real-life work experience
  • national competitions: showcase your talent on a broader stage by participating in national competitions such as the Student Team Challenge or the Breadmaking Challenge

You’ll also gain essential, transferable skills such as communication, numeracy, ICT, teamwork and problem solving – skills that will serve you well in all aspects of life, education and work.

Next steps and career opportunities

On completing this course you may:

  • progress to Bakery and Patisserie
  • start your career in the baking industry

Why choose this course?

Here passion meets profession and your love for baking can transform into a valuable skill set. You’ll master a variety of techniques, preparing you to move into the dynamic baking industry and unlocking many career paths. Plus, the competitions and events you’ll take part in could gain you extra recognition and really raise your profile. This course will equip you with everything you need start your journey in this specialised field.

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Start Date

Aug 2024

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