Skills and qualifications for the bakery and confectionery sector
Bakery skills are in high demand in the food and drinks industry. At the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink our network of training partners offer bakery training courses that fulfil a wide range of industry needs.
We understand that the future leaders of the baking industry need to have the right mix of skills and knowledge, both to understand and lead change. Our courses will enable you and your staff to respond to customer requirements, environmental constraints and commercial pressures.
See our latest bakery training courses
You’ll find a selection of our latest courses in the panel on your right or see the full range of bakery and confectionery courses. You can also learn more by joining our bakery network groups or seeing our full list of bakery and confectionery training providers.
Across the year our partners offer a wide range of courses including:
- NVQ qualifications (all levels), NCFE, IPQ & N/SVQ, FSD, VRQ, Diplomas,
- Certificates and awards
- The professional bakery programme
- Courses for pastry chefs and patissiers
- Biscuit, pastry and bakery technology
- Wedding cakes, cake decoration and sugar work
- Chocolate and sugar boiling techniques
- Breads, bakery dough production, artisan breads
Training for a thriving industry
The UK bakery and confectionery sectors dominate the UK Food and Drink Manufacturing and Processing (FDMP) industry, employing more than 95,200 people across 1,830 businesses in bakery and an additional 18,200 workers across 260 businesses in confectionery.
The bakery and confectionery industries are highly productive. The bakery sector contributes 10% of the UK FDMP’s turnover and 12% of the UK FDMP industry’s exports. The confectionery sector contributes 8% of the UK FDMP’s turnover and 3% of exports. Investment in the right skills and training is essential for the continued health and growth of the sector.