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We continue to offer a range of training options so that you can continue to learn and develop.

Online courses – We are delivering tutor-led training courses online. Find out more.

Face-to-face training – We will be resuming delivery of courses on site from March 2021. We’ll be doing so while observing social distancing and safety measures. View programme.

Book with confidence – We will not charge transfer fees if you need to move your booking to another course date or alternative course/event due to Covid-19.

Tailored training – We also provide tailored training for your teams online or face to face.

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Please view our training and development programmes listed below, and book with confidence.

Pastry – practical skills

This course can be run as a tailored option for those who have a number of staff who would benefit from the training or if you would like to register your own interest to attend this course on the next available date please complete the enquiry form

Benefits of attending

The Practical pastry skills course will provide delegates with an understanding of how dough is processed. With a heavy emphasis on practicals, the course concludes with an evaluation and discussion session at the end of the day. Delegates will be provided with course notes which will be a handy source of information when implementing the learning outcomes in their workplace.

Products covered will be tailored to suit the delegates attending, for example English method, rough puff, short crust, hot paste, choux, laminated pastries.

Typical attendees: ideal for newcomers to the industry; operatives; technicians; team leaders; and shift managers.

Training Course content

  • Different regimes of mixing will be covered from planetary mixing, high speed and different formats of product.
  • Different aspects of processing such as sheeting and docking will be involved.
  • Fault diagnosis in pastry products.


Course aims

To provide an understanding of the basic ingredients and processes involved in pastry making.


Learning outcomes

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:-
• Identify the problems involved with different pastry processing
• Gain practical experience of dough production
• Apply technical skills learnt on the course into their own working environment and job role

We also offer practical skills day in bread; biscuit and cake.

Event Director - Andrew Hughes

Related training

Pastry science and technology

Further information

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