The School of Artisan Food

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Our courses

The course programme at The School of Artisan Food is designed to give people the opportunity to get back in touch with real, handmade food. These courses suit all ages and skill levels. We not only teach practical and enjoyable ways to produce food, but we also ask important questions about why food is produced in the way it is, what the alternatives are and what the future may look like.

Advanced Diploma Courses

The School of Artisan Food is unique in offering the UK’s only intensive career-orientated professional programmes. Our Advanced Diplomas are one-year foundation degree level qualifications.

These unique courses combines a wide range of practical studies and work-based training opportunities with strong theoretical and academic modules.

More details can be found in the Advanced Diploma section of our website. 

Short Courses

Our courses are designed for:

  • Existing practitioners who wish to develop their knowledge and skills
  • People who are interested in starting an artisan food enterprise
  • Enthusiastic amateurs
  • Absolute beginners

The school offers courses ranging from full-time diploma programmes to half-day courses and demonstrations. We also offer practical short courses in a wide variety of subjects including:

  • Baking and patisserie
  • Brewing
  • Butchery and charcuterie
  • Cheese and dairy
  • Pickling and preserves
  • Chocolate

The school also offers theoretical short courses as well as tailor-made courses for larger groups. Short course options range from half-day tasting classes to intensive week long workshops