The Bakery School, the online learning site for bakers, confectioners, cake decorators and pastry makers, is to launch new categories and a better-value, three-tier subscription rate later this month.

The non-profit-making site, pioneered by former bakery tutor Jean Grieves and award-winning baker Albert Waterfield, features 55 modules that take learners, including tutors, students and refreshers, through ingredients, recipes, methods, troubleshooting and more.

After a successful first year, with firms such as Warburtons, WC Rowe and Chatwins signing up to the site, The Bakery School has adapted it, so learners can ’mix and match’ particular modules at competitive rates.

Three new tiers have been created: Gold (55 modules) plus three user licences free, for the cost of £250 for a whole year; Silver any two categories, such as bread and confectionery, with approximately 12 modules in each category for £100 per licence per year; and Bronze targeted at cake decorators, with several modules in the package, or pastry chefs costing £50 each for the year’s licence.

"We’ve had some excellent feedback from the industry since we launched a year ago," said Grieves. "We hope some of the recent changes will encourage others to sign up."