Enquiries:
0800 99 66 99

Cookie Notice

This website uses cookies to ensure the best experience. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Learn more about privacy policy.

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 14th June 2022. 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 - £60

The course price is inclusive of all of the ingredients that you will need for each session. You can take home your creations to enjoy.

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.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

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

Ref: Jen McGill

Why study at Colours Cookery School?

Well-equipped Kitchens

Our contemporary kitchen facilities are well resourced with all the tools you need.

Quality ingredients

Fresh, locally sourced, high quality ingredients are supplied for you to cook with.

Tuition from Chefs

Your cookery lessons are delivered by passionate, experienced chefs.

Leisurely Learning

The emphasis is to come and enjoy cooking in an informal, fun setting.

Make New Friends

Enjoy the time on your course alongside like-minded people with a passion for food.

Suitable For All Levels

Whether an absolute beginner or more experienced cook, learning will be tailored to your level.