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


The School of Artisan Food offers the UK’s first Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking, accredited by FDQ. This six-month, full-time, intensive course is the equivalent of a foundation degree level qualification.

The Advanced Diploma combines practical hands-on training in bread making, patisserie and viennoiserie with contextual study that focuses on the food landscape and one every aspect of how to establish a food business start-up.

Find out more about the Advanced Diploma.


The School offers a wide range of short courses, ranging from demonstrations and half-day taster sessions to intensive week long masterclasses, in a variety of subjects including:

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