Turn your love for bakery and pâtisserie into a rewarding career.
If you have a passion for pâtisserie or just love to bake, studying at Reaseheath is the perfect way to develop your skills.
What’s particularly great about our bakery courses is that they are all primarily practically based, which means you’ll spend the majority of your time at college working in our bespoke bakery.
Our facilities are the same as you would expect to see in industry, and they include a breadmaking room, pâtisserie area, chocolate room and cake decorating room. From baking in our industrial sized ovens and preparing products for sale on campus to creating bespoke baked goods, confectionery and chocolates, no two days in the bakery industry are ever the same.
Level 2 Diploma in Professional Bakery 2018
Level 3 Diploma in Professional Bakery 2019
Foundation Degree in Bakery and Patisserie Technology 2021
“I launched Cakeologyco during lockdown and used social media to build an on-line customer base for my home baked cakes, cup cakes and brownies.
“I then launched a cake shop in my home town of Bolton and can’t believe how much the business has grown in two years. I have so much support from regulars who call in for coffee and cake, and I’m also busy making bespoke celebration cakes for customers who order mainly on-line.
“I have a lot of repeat business but I also look for new markets – for instance supplying local restaurants with brownies. I also take my pop-up stall to events such as Reaseheath’s Family Festival to showcase my products. This has taught me a lot about organisation and facilities, planning, risk management and customer interactions.
“A lot of my success is because our lecturers taught us commercial skills as well as supporting us through the actual baking, modelling and cake decorating. Their experience was a great help and I’ve used every skill I was taught. Running a business is a big commitment and I’m very proud of what I’ve achieved.”
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Why study Bakery, Pâtisserie and Confectionery at Reaseheath?
We are industry focused so you’ll be taught by supportive and professional staff, all of whom have a range of industry experience.
Become career ready by undertaking a work placement where you will meet influential pâtisserie chefs and bakers.
Enhance your CV by completing additional certificates in food safety and health, risk assessment and HACCP safety.
Learn modern and traditional methods in your cake decorating lessons.
Enjoy study trips to UK companies, behind-the-scenes visits to large artisan bakeries and lectures from internationally recognised cake designers.
Explore new product development ideas and get creative in our state-of-the-art food centre.
“The importance of learning any trade correctly is vital to a long career. Pâtisserie is constantly evolving so you need to stay on trend and develop your skills to keep a business fashionable and the people coming through the front door.
“None of this is possible unless you have the correct building blocks at the learning stage of your career. Reaseheath gives you the best learning experience possible, through its state-of-the-art facilities and supportive staff. This enables learners to be given the best chance of a career, but most of it takes desire which is the last ingredient for success and that comes from the individual.”