The Bakery School, a web-based online resource tool, went live on 31 May.

The site, set up by fomer bakery tutor Jean Grieves and retired baker Albert Waterfield, contains 40 modules, divided into three main categories - ingredients, processes and methods and problem solving. Each module gives detailed information, complete with diagrams and photographs, and includes a multiple-choice exam, as well as a printable certificate.

It aims to provide in-depth knowledge in areas including ingredients, techniques and processes and has been designed so that employees can maximise the potential of their workforce.

An annual licence for the site - which includes one password and username - costs £250. Multiple rates are negotiable. Profits will be reinvested in the business, and further modules developed.