Hospitality - NPA Bakery SCQF Level 4

What is special about this course?

The NPA Bakery has been designed to equip you with the skills, experience and knowledge required for employment within the bakery industry.
The craft bakery industry currently has a skills shortage, the public are requesting better quality and varieties of breads and flour confectionery made by traditional methods, and there is now a rise in the artisan baker and flour confectioner.

It is therefore vitally important to improve sales and productivity by boosting the skills of this sector’s workforce. Increasingly, to meet the growing demand of clientele, hotels and restaurants are reverting to traditional methods of craft baking to produce their own in-house speciality breads and pastries.

The NPA is also suitable for those returning to work, upskilling or transferring from other sectors.

Special features:

  • The course consists of 4 varied units
  • Gain relevant skills
  • Hands-on practical lessons
  • Recognised SQA Qualification
  • Great for fans of Great British Bake-Off!

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements required.

Course content includes:

  • Craft Baking: An Introduction
  • Bread Making: An Introduction
  • Cake Decoration: An Introduction
  • Pastry


Students will be provided with all necessary uniform (PPE) and with all necessary equipment.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

This is a practical based course delivered face-to-face on campus.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

4 hours per week over 36 weeks

Course cost: £360

Dependent on your individual circumstances you may be eligible for a fee waiver.

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date



The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver.

If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course you may:

  • Enter employment within the bakery industry
  • Progress on to one of our courses within the Hospitality and Tourism Academy

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“The NPA Bakery course is a well-structured and varied qualification.  It offers a great basis for further pastry and patisserie studies and a good set of basic skills leading to employment as a Baker or in the Pastry section of a Professional Kitchen.

Students love the hands-on nature and the ability to work with a variety of different ingredients and methods. Above all, it’s a lot of fun!”

Darren Bate, Lecturer

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