Bakery NPA is an industry recognised qualification designed to give you key employability and basic practical skills needed to enter into the bakery industry or to set up your own business. You will study subjects in; pastry skills, craft baking, bread making, cake decoration, food hygiene and teamwork. This wide plethora of skills will ensure you are fully prepared for further study and rewarding career.
Edinburgh College has links with many employers and industry professionals in Edinburgh, the Lothians and beyond as well as fantastic facilities. You will work in Edinburgh College’s own restaurants and serve freshly baked delicacies to College students, staff and the general public. You will be supported and encouraged by College lecturers to seek workexperience in the industry. This will give you essential and first-hand experience in the baking industry.
- Developing Skills for Employment
- Food Safety
- REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene
- Basic Pastry Skills
- Basic Craft Baking
- Basic Bread Making
- Basic Cake Making
- Basic Cake Decorating
- Although there is no mandatory placement requirement for this course you are recommended to seek work experience within the industry for example in bakeries or coffee shops to support your studies. Your course tutor may be able to assist you in finding suitable work experience.
- Two National 4s at grade C passes (or above)
- Applicants who do not have the relevant entry requirements but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications will be considered
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
- You will be assessed through a mix of practical and theoretical assignments throughout the year
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
- You will be invited to attend an information session and interview to assess if this is the correct course for you
Progression And Articulation Routes
- Bakery Assistant
- Customer Care Assistant
- Assistant Baker
Course Cost And Funding Options
Three Professional Cookery students proved they can handle the heat of the kitchen after picking up medals at the national competition just four weeks into their course.
Gold winner Jamal Abdul Mora will head to the Major Series national final taking place in London next year, where he will represent Scotland. To get there, Jamal wowed the judges with his chicken roulade served with mushroom jus. Jamal said:
“It’s an amazing feeling to have won a gold medal at the Major Competition. It was great working under the pressure of the competition. Now I can’t wait to go to London to compete in the final, hopefully, I can do a good job of the dish and win a medal.”
Jamal’s classmate, Hope Tasara, won a silver medal in the street food category and fellow student, Jorge Rodriques Grana, claimed third place in the pasta challenge. Fresh pasta was something Jorge had never made prior to the Major competition, demonstrating how incredible an achievement his bronze medal is!
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