We are proud to say that our Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking is accredited by FDQ and equivalent to Foundation Degree Level.

Our full-time, intensive six month course boasts unrivalled tuition from industry's most recognised producers and experts. It also includes an outstanding opportunity to explore setting up an artisan business.

“I’m not going to say ‘the proof of the pudding...’ Oh, I just did. The length of the list of Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking graduates who have gone on to open their own, fantastic baking businesses, or slot right into the teams at others, speaks for itself. It really is one of the key crucibles for the rise of Real Bread, not to mention cakes and patisserie.”

Chris Young, Real Bread Campaign coordinator & Fellow of the School of Artisan Food

First choice for you

An impressive range of guest lecturers, artisans and industry professionals makes this simply the best course if you wish to work in the flourishing artisan food sector.

If you’re progressing from A Levels or a College Diploma, wanting a career change or following a life-long passion The School of Artisan Food is the perfect place for you.

First choice for success

The Advanced Diploma’s hands-on approach is supported by the associated science and an understanding of the functionality of ingredients, this together with the practical skills in bread baking, long fermentation, patisserie and viennoiserie will secure your future success.

The practical choice

Classes provide a detailed understanding of how to bake iconic British, European and International products as well as contemporary breads and pastries. You will also have the opportunity to develop your own unique range of products.

Creating an Artisan Business

This module will provide you with all you need to know to establish a food business such as a traditional artisan bakery, a micro bakery, a pop-up, a cooperative and online services.

Open days

There’s no better way to find out about studying at The School of Artisan Food than by attending one of our Open days.

Join our Director of Studies on a tour of the excellent facilities, learn about the FdSc qualification and experience first-hand what it's like to be a student at The School.

  • Duration

    Six months, including 4 weeks of work experience

  • Cost


  • Tutors

    Kevan Roberts
    Ian Waterland
    Mickael Jahan
    Martha Brown