Come and find out more about our full-time Advanced Diploma in Baking, look around the School and meet the teachers.

Our six-month Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking has equipped hundreds of people with the practical and business skills needed to pursue a successful career in artisan baking.

Come and visit the School on a special open day to see our state-of-the-art facilities, meet the tutors, and get inspired.

This Diploma course is designed by artisan bakers to inspire a new generation of food producers, equipping them with the advanced baking skills and business knowledge to launch a successful artisan bakery, work in the baking industry or manage a bakery enterprise.

The six-month intensive, full-time course is an externally accredited Food and Drink Qualification (FDQ). It combines practical, hands-on training in bread making, patisserie and viennoiserie with contextual study focusing on the food landscape and every aspect of establishing a food business start-up.

Join our Director of Studies, Sheila Russell, on a tour of our facilities, meet some of the tutors, learn about what’s involved in the Diploma and find out what it's like to be a student at The School.

Our open days are popular, so do book your place ahead to avoid disappointment.

"I definitely made the right decision doing the diploma. I could have chosen to go and learn on the job at a bakery, but learning about baking at the School has two big advantages. Firstly, it’s given me the technical knowledge I need, the science behind real breadmaking, which I would never have learnt otherwise. It’s also given me the best contacts. The School puts you in touch with a network of bakers that you can learn from and do work placements with."

Robbie Livingstone - Advanced Diploma Graduate 2017

"The diploma is great because it gives you the scientific underpinning theory of baking, combined with lots of hands-on practice. You need both to bake good bread. By adding the business side, it covers all bases.

Ian Waterland - Advanced Diploma Graduate 2014

  • Time

    11:00am - 1:00pm

  • Duration

    1/4 day

  • Tutors

    Sheila Russell - Director of Studies
    Helen Capell - Studies Manager