This course will develop the skills you need to work in a pastry section, patisserie or artisan bakery. You will learn skills in craft baking, artisan breads, sweets and desserts, and specialist units such as marzipan and sugar products.

Making fantastic products you will soon be in demand for your bread, cakes, and desserts. There will be plenty of opportunities to create a portfolio of work and to gain industry experience through work placement.

  • One year full-time – may include twilight classes

Topics include:

  • Craft baking
  • Creative Cake Design
  • Marzipan and pastilage
  • Patisserie
  • Pastry and desserts
  • Food hygiene
  • Work placement
  • Investigation project
  • The Core Skills of ICT and communication will be developed and certificated on this course

One of the following:

  • Intermediate Certificate: Bakery including Core Skills
  • Four National 5s at Grade C or above, preferably including English and Hospitality/Practical Cake Craft
  • Portfolio of cake/dessert
  • HNC: Professional Cookery (Patisserie) SCQF Level 7
  • MA or SVQ courses in the industry
  • Bakery operative
  • Cake designer
  • Baker
  • Pastry chef
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise