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Next Steps to Artisan Bread - European Breads and Pastries

Subject Area

Hospitality & Catering

Student Type


Study Mode

Part Time

Course Type


What is the course about?

This next step artisan bread course delves into the intricacies of breadmaking, focusing on advanced techniques that will elevate your baking skills to create professional-quality artisan bread.

Why should I choose the course?

The next step Artisan Bread course allows you to elevate your breadmaking skills, explore intricate techniques, and create professional-quality bread with confidence and expertise.

What will I learn?

This next steps Artisan bread course allows you to elevate your breadmaking skills, explore intricate techniques, and create professional-quality bread with confidence and expertise. You will learn advanced techniques like sourdough baking, long fermentation, shaping intricate bread designs, mastering scoring patterns, exploring specialty bread variations, understanding the science behind bread, and honing your skills to create professional-level artisan bread with exceptional flavour, texture, and presentation.

What will the course lead on to?

This course is a basic course and will therefore give you the skills to feed into some of our more advanced courses that may run in the future, such as our Level 2 Patisserie & Confectionery course.

Are there any links with industry and university?

We have excellent links with local and national employers, including Greene King Pubs, Local hotels and restaurants.

Working with talented professionals will boost your skills and provide you with valuable industry insight. We ensure that your course is full of opportunities to learn from the best. We currently work with one of the best chefs in the country, Gary Usher from Elite Bistros, along with Michelin star chef Aiden Byrne, famous for restaurants such as The Church Green. Chefs including Rob Bruford from Dine Catering have been so impressed by our students that they have offered them jobs upon completion of their courses.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

We always put learning at the centre of all we do. We have dedicated and passionate teaching staff who are highly experienced in their own right. All teaching staff bring a wealth of both industry and educational experience to the department, ensuring that you will have an excellent learning experience with us. We have fully equipped and professional kitchens which service Buckley’s Restaurant where you, your friends and family can book in to enjoy high quality service and great food and receive the support of a dedicated hospitality and catering technician to further support you during your time with us.

What are the entry requirements?

You must an interest in the subject area. Be willing to partake in classroom activities and discussions and to self-assess your weekly progress using an individual learning plan at the end of each session.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

You would need to purchase an apron and have footwear suitable for a kitchen environment.

Careers Information

Course options


5 Weeks
Class Times
09:30 - 13:30
Warrington Campus
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee
Not Applicable
Fees Information
You may receive a discount* if in receipt of an eligible benefit or your income is below £21,305 . *Ts&Cs apply.

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