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.


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

Advanced Diploma Courses

The School of Artisan Food offers the UK’s first advanced diploma qualification in artisan baking. This 10-month, full-time, intensive course is the equivalent of a foundation degree level qualification.

The Advanced Diploma 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. 


The School offers courses ranging from the full-time diploma programme to half-day courses, from tastings and demonstrations to intensive week long workshops. We also offer practical short courses in a wide variety of subjects including:

There are also theoretical short courses and tailor-made courses for larger groups.