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Artisan Bread Baking

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

The popularity of the BBC series 'Great British Bake Off', has created a new wave of enthusiasm for Artisan bread and home baking.

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.

The 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.

Whether you are an amateur cook or a food lover, on this enjoyable short course, you will be taught alongside like-minded people by passionate chefs with significant experience.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course is due to start on Tuesday 16th May 2023. You will attend college on Tuesday evening from 6.00pm - 9.00pm, for two weeks.

This course will take place at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus, St Helens, WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

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

Course participants will be able to develop their awareness of Health and Safety relating to the preparation of food, food safety awareness and stove control, whilst learning logical and coherent methods for bread making.

How is it assessed?

There is no formal assessment. You will be given feedback based on your progress with suggestions and guidance for areas for improvement.

As with all our leisure courses, the main emphasis is to come and enjoy!

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There are no formal entry requirements. The course is suitable for all levels of ability.

You will need to wear strong, flat sensible shoes and bring along an apron, tea towel, and an oven glove.

Please bring along a container to take what you have made home with you.

What are the course fees?

You may be eligible for Community Learning funding if you have not recently participated in a similar Community Learning programme, or received any other recent government funded training.

There are a number of fee options for this course including:

  • If you are unemployed - FREE
  • If you are employed - £30
  • If you are not eligible for Community Learning - £70

The course price is inclusive of all of the ingredients that you will need for each session.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

You may wish to progress on to one of our other Colours Cookery School courses or alternatively you may wish to pursue an accredited catering qualification which will allow you to practice your skills in the trade.

Are you ready to apply?

Are you

ready to apply?

Simply fill in our Short Course application form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Please note, we have taken our utmost care to describe and show course information as accurately as possible. St Helens College reserves the right to amend, remove and add courses in the future. This information cannot be considered contractual and advertised course fees are subject to change.

Ref: Jen McGill



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