• August
  • Full-Time
  • Hospitality
  • Professional accredited qualification


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Intro to the course:

This course develops basic practical skills and knowledge of bakery, professional cookery and hospitality, preparing you for further study at SCQF level 5 or an entry-level position in industry. Chefs are in high demand, with an estimated 11,000 vacancies within the next year predicted across the UK.

SCQF Level 4

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Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to develop their career in the baking, cooking and hospitality industry. The course will suit school leavers or those looking to change career or take their first steps into the industry.

What will I study?

You'll develop skills in craft baking, bread making, cake decorating and pastry making, food preparation and cooking skills and also basic food and beverage service skills. You'll learn through group work, lectures, industry visits and guest speakers.

How will I be assessed?

Ongoing assessments.

Why should I choose this course?

This is a good time to enter the bakery industry with many opportunities available. This course will give you the experience and skills you need to progress to a higher-level course or into a professional cookery role. You'll gain valuable work experience including making food for our on-site commercial restaurant, The Study, and in top restaurants. 

Our teaching staff are experts from the sector and they use their industry connections, experience and knowledge to secure vital work experience and industry visits, and to prepare you for interviews. This will give you the best possible chance to progress into a higher-level course or to apply for entry-level jobs in bakery or professional cookery.

Where can this course lead?

This course leads to employment as a trainee in the bakery or catering and hospitality industries.

What are the entry requirements?

One or more of the following: 

  • No formal entry requirement 
  • A keen interest in cooking, baking and the hospitality industry
  • Acceptance may depend on interview.

What are the interview arrangements?

One-to-one or group interview with lecturing staff.

For more information on this course and to speak to a member of our team email admissions@slc.ac.uk

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