University College Birmingham

Summer Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 1JB, United Kingdom

Bakery and Patisserie Technology

+ **Course snapshot** Delivered by experts in the University’s renowned College of Food, the course is ideal if you want to focus on the technical and managerial skills required to be successful in the baking industry. It will also appeal to students who want experience of working with a broad range of baking and confectionery processes. The University has its own industry standard on-site bakery, product development laboratories and specialist chocolate facilities, allowing you to acquire comprehensive, high-level industry skills. + **Who’s the course for?** The bakery and confectionery industry offers a creative, competitive work environment with superb opportunities for career progression. Whether you want to work for a major bakery company, start your own business baking artisan bread, or become a chocolatier or a patissier, this course will give you the practical skills and business knowledge you will need. Modules have been developed in consultation with industry experts to provide you with the technical and managerial skills needed to succeed at senior management level or as a business entrepreneur. + **Why should I study the course?** The Bakery and Patisserie Technology degree is accredited by University College Birmingham, which enjoys an international reputation for the calibre of graduates from its College of Food. You will undertake a period of work experience during Years 1 and 2 to give you invaluable experience and insight within a realistic work environment. You will learn how to apply theory to practice and gain useful information for future coursework. A minimum of three weeks (or 120 hours) must be completed in your first and second year. You will be supported by our highly experienced hired@UCB staff members who organise presentations and meetings with employers to help you identify the best placement for you. + **Great. Tell me some more** The University’s on-site bakery and product development laboratories feature specialist equipment such as large industrial ovens, steam ovens, Koma computer-controlled retarder provers, planetary machines and specialist chocolate-making equipment. We have our own bakery shop and packaging plant which gives you the unique experience of managing the entire commercial process, from product development through to manufacture, packaging and retail. There are great opportunities for placements, due to our unrivalled links with industry partners. You will also get opportunities to enter competitions, which will hone your creative skills – and are great fun. + **Do I need to buy any equipment?** There are additional costs of about £212 for uniform and specialist equipment. + **What skills will I gain?** As you are introduced to the science and technology of bakery, you will also get an understanding of their nutritional contribution to the diet. You will learn the advanced skills required in making artisan bread and specialist confectionery. + **What about the future?** The degree is ideal if you are interested in a career in the bakery and confectionery industry. The course will provide an excellent foundation for those who wish to start their own business. Graduates will also be able to work in a wide range of organisations including: + Artisan bakeries + Restaurants + Delicatessens + Commercial bakeries and patisseries + Hotels + Conference and exhibition centres

  • Qualification
    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Birmingham
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,076
  • England Year 1 £9,076
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,076
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,076
  • Wales Year 1 £9,076
  • International Year 1 £9,700