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Professional Cookery, Hospitality, Retail and Events

Bakery NPA (Including an NPA in Enterprise and Employability)

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

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.

What you will learn

  • 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

Placement information

  • 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.

How the course is assessed

 

  • You will be assessed through a mix of practical and theoretical assignments throughout the year

 

Number of days per week

  • 3 to 4 days per week

Entry requirements

 

  • 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 

 

 

 

 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

 

  • You will be invited to attend an information session and interview to assess if this is the correct course for you 

 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • NC Bakery

Career options

  • Bakery Assistant
  • Customer Care Assistant
  • Assistant Baker
  • Self-employment

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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