Come and find out more about our full-time Advanced Diploma in Baking, Foundation Degree in Artisan Food Production and BSc (Hons) in Artisan Food Production.

Our Open Days are your opportunity to hear more about our Advanced Diploma. FdSc and BSc (Hons) courses and have your questions answered.

Join our Director of Studies, Sheila Russell for a look around our state-of-the-art facilities, meet some of the tutors, and get a feel for the welcoming, knowledgeable atmosphere.

The School of Artisan Food is nestled in the heart of Sherwood Forest on The Welbeck Estate, Nottinghamshire, just a few minutes from the A1 and M1. Our open days are popular, so book your place to avoid disappointment.



  • Time

    11:00 - 13:00

  • 10 February 2024
    School of Artisan Food 

    Duration

    1/4 day



  • Tutors

    Sheila Russell - Director of Studies
    Helen Capell - Studies Manager



  • Time


    Open day at Brackenhurst during the morning - book via the NTU webpage 

    2 pm - Presentation at SAF - Advanced Diploma, FdSc and BSc Artisan Food Production

    3 pm - Tour of the School, followed by Q & A

  • 23 March 2024
    NTU & School of Artisan Food

    Duration

    1/4 day at The School of Artisan Food



  • Tutors

    Sheila Russell - Director of Studies
    Helen Capell - Studies Manager

Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking

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.

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.

Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Artisan Food Production

Our two-year foundation degree course in Artisan Food Production offers unrivalled tuition from experienced artisan producers, and has the option of a practical placement sandwich year, giving you all the skills and knowledge you’ll need to forge a successful career in the industry.

The course covers everything from developing practical expertise and producing a range of food products, to setting up an artisan food business. You'll study the functionality of high-end food ingredients, and practical skills such as bread-making, patisserie and viennoiserie, butchery, charcuterie and cheese-making.

Taught in collaboration with food technology specialists at Nottingham Trent University, the course is split between the School of Artisan Food and the University’s Brackenhurst Campus – a free shuttle bus transports students between the two.

BSc (Hons) Artisan Food Production

We are excited to be working with Nottingham Trent University to deliver a three-year BSc (Hons) course in Artisan Food Production. With unrivalled tuition from experienced artisan producers, you will gain the knowledge and confidence to forge a successful career in the ever-changing food industry.

This course covers everything from developing practical skills and producing a range of food products to setting up an artisan food business. You'll study the functionality of ingredients, and practical skills such as bread-making, patisserie and cheese-making. You will explore raw materials and how to source them sustainably and ethically, develop new products for a local farm shop and explore the cultural importance of traditional artisan foods, both within the UK and further afield

Taught in collaboration with food technology specialists at Nottingham Trent University, the course is split between the School of Artisan Food and the University’s Brackenhurst Campus – a free shuttle bus transports students between the two.

Open Day – AdvDip, FdSc and BSc (Hons)

23 Mar 2024 (2 Hours) - Good availability

£0.00

Open Day – AdvDip, FdSc and BSc (Hons)

19 Apr 2024 (2 Hours) - Good availability

£0.00

Open Day – AdvDip, FdSc and BSc (Hons)

18 May 2024 (2 Hours) - Good availability

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