Level 1 Award in Home Cooking Skills – Artisan Bread Making



Artisan bread is crafted and baked in small batches, rather than being mass-produced. It demands a variety of skills, a knowledge of kneading, fermenting and shaping, together with the essential ingredient of time.

This part-time course will allow you to explore various ingredients and develop craft skills in artisan bread making and encourage you to develop your own creative culinary ideas whilst using quality ingredients.

Course Content - What will I learn?

You will be presented with a range of recipes and some of the breads that you bake may include:

Classic breads such as Bloomer, Oat Bread, Malt Loaf
Flatbreads such as Naan, Pitta, Maneesh
Continental Breads such as Baguettes, Ciabatta, Pain de Savoie
Enriched breads such as Brioche, Danish Pastry Lardy Cake

You will also develop awareness of Health and Safety relating to the preparation of food, food safety awareness and stove control, as well as logical and coherent methods for bread making.

Am I right for the course?

You should have a genuine interest in cooking and want to develop your skills in this area.

There are no formal entry requirements but you should be aged 24 or over.

You will be assessed through observation of your skills.

Oaklands has a team of staff who are industry trained and qualified in their fields. They are dedicated in helping you reach your full potential and achieve your qualification.

What Next?

This course could lead you to enter self-employment with pastry making skills. It could also support your progression to further education or training.

Successful completion of our Hospitality & Catering courses can lead you onto a higher level course, university or even into employment.

Potential careers:

  • Butler, Catering/ Restaurant Manager
  • Chef
  • Conference and Banqueting Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Hotel Receptionist
  • Housekeeper
  • Kitchen Assistant/ Porter
  • Kitchen Supervisor/ Manager
  • Sommelier/ Wine Waiter
  • Waiter/ Waitress '

This is where the stars of the future are going to train.' – Becky Alexander – Local Food Critic

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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Contact our Admissions team to find out more about student fees and how they might apply to you.

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