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Please note, our Open Day's will be virtual events due to Covid-19 restrictions until further notice. You will be required to login to Zoom for this virtual Open Day and joining instructions will be emailed two days before the event.
ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN ARTISAN BAKING
A growing appetite for real bread has led to an increased demand for skilled artisan bakers. The School’s Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking is designed by expert artisan bakers to inspire a new generation of food producers, each equipped with the essential baking skills and the business knowledge to launch a successful artisan bakery, work in the baking industry or manage a bakery enterprise.
This 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 the excellent facilities, learn about the FDQ accredited Advanced Diploma and experience first-hand what it's like to be a student at The School.
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.
"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, 2017 Advanced Diploma graduate
"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, 2014 Advanced Diploma graduate
FdSc ARTSIAN FOOD PRODUCTION ( In partnership with Nottingham Trent University)
Find out more information about our artisan food production FdSc or read more about our open day and book your place.
This course is delivered by professional artisan food specialists at The School of Artisan Food - based on the Welbeck Estate in North Nottinghamshire - alongside food technology specialists at Nottingham Trent University.
During this 2 year, full-time degree (3 years with placement) you'll learn the skills needed to work in the artisan food industry. From developing practical expertise and producing a range of food products, to setting up an artisan food business. You'll also study the functionality of high-end food ingredients, and practical skills such as bread-making, patisserie and viennoiserie, butchery, charcuterie and cheese-making.