The National Bakery School is holding an open day on 21 March, encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to train for a career in baking.

Tutors and lecturers from the training establishment, part of London South Bank University, will be on-hand to offer advice and information on its range of professional bakery courses. These include the school’s Foundation Degree in Baking Technology Management, BSc (Hons) in Baking Technology Management, and its Food and Drinks Qualifications (FDQ) Diploma in Craft Studies.

Jennifer Durman, senior lecturer and course director at the National Bakery School, said: “Numbers are still very good when it comes to individuals signing up to our courses. The Foundation Degree is in very high demand, to the point where it is over-subscribed and unfortunately we have had to turn people away.

“Our facilities include full-scale working bakeries with large deck ovens, we make full-scale batches, and we have a shop, which our students make products for.”

The school’s training offers a range of skills, including management, research and development, health and safety, bakery food science and production.

The National Bakery School has previously been invited to make cakes for major centenaries and national events, including the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, as well as the Millennium celebrations.

The School will be looking to take on students for its next intake on 17 September.

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