This programme develops comprehensive education and training methods resulting in the individual learner becoming a professional in Baking and Pastry Arts Management at honours degree level.
Students will develop comprehensive and advanced knowledge aimed at enhancing their skills as entrepreneurs, artisans, managers or future focused bakery innovators.
This course aims to empower students with a distinctive set of bakery skills alongside culinary business development knowledge. As part of the programme students will develop specialised insights regarding food regulatory affairs (packaging, labelling and safety legislation) in addition to advanced bakery business / market insights.
As part of this programme students will also be designing innovative mock-up / prototype bakery products and responding to virtual business/ new business project briefs.
In addition to the above, students will develop sugar craft skills and fine piping techniques in addition to chocolate work presentation/ techniques alongside commercial baking procedures and methods.
Commercial Baking/Chocolate Work
Food Product Development
Sugar Craft Principles & Techniques
Functional Foods & Food Allergens
International Food Law
Management Skills & Leadership
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.
Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
This programme recognises the diversity of opportunities available to the graduate. Career opportunities include: Bakery, Pastry Art, Delicatessens and Sandwich Bar Management.
Typical opportunities include; enhanced or specialised artisan baking with opportunities for travel/ niche self-employment. Roles in high-end wedding cake/ event cake design, product development roles or bakery production management.
Other possible roles include technical bakery support/ bakery sales positions/ consultancy roles / bakery food reviewer or food critic. Opportunities also exist with graduate programmes with world-class bakery companies.
Previous graduates of the bakery faculty have won Industry graduate programme scholarships with world leading bakery companies and are sought after internationally.