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Professional Cookery, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism

Bakery with Enterprise (NPA)

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

NPA Bakery is an industry-recognised qualification designed to give you key enterprise, employability and basic practical skills needed to enter into the bakery industry. You will study subjects in; pastry, craft baking, bread making, cake decoration, enterprise and employability skills, food hygiene and teamwork. This wide plethora of skills will ensure you are fully prepared for further study and a 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 kitchen and cafe and serve freshly baked delicacies to College students, staff and the general public. You will be supported and encouraged by College lecturers. This will give you essential and first-hand experience in the baking industry.

What you will learn

  • Food Safety & Hygiene
  • Basic - Pastry Skills
  • Basic - Craft Baking
  • Basic - Bread Making
  • Basic - Cake Making
  • Basic - Cake Decorating
  • Enterprise Skills

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 observations delivered in a realistic working environment while serving the public.
  • Theoretical assignments throughout the session.

Number of days per week

  • 2 to 3 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

  • On completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to progress on to the 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 26/08/24 20 Weeks

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