Bakery NPA

What is special about this course?

Are you interested in acquiring a new skill? Are you already working in the industry but want to increase your baking knowledge? 

This could be the ideal way to get started.

You will tackle new and challenging techniques covering many aspects of bakery, including decorating.

Entry requirements

This course is open to anyone with a keen interest in baking.

You will cover 4 units:

  • Bread Making
  • Pastry
  • Craft Baking
  • Cake decoration

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

17 Weeks

This course is open to anyone with a keen interest in baking.

Where can I study my course?

    • Fort William
    • Portree

Start date

September and February




A Fee Waiver or funding of up to £200 could be available to help with payment of course fees, depending on your personal circumstances.

This support will be available for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. To be eligible, you must have income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on certain benefits.

You will also not be undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

Please contact your local college centre for more information about eligibility, or call us on 01397 874000.

What can I do on completion of my course?

You could consider our SCQF 5 NPA in Professional Cookery or our NC Professional Cookery/Hospitality at SCQF 5 in Fort William.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2019/20

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at West Highland College UHI. West Highland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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