Bakery NPA

What is special about this course?

This course could be for you if you have a real interest in baking or if you are considering cooking/bakery as a career. This qualification will enhance your existing skills and offer an additional qualification on your CV in a specialised area. You will leave with a portfolio of your work which can be presented to a potential employer.

Entry requirements

Preferably you will already have a related qualification at SCQF Level 4 but a keen interest in baking is also acceptable.

You will cover 4 units:

  • Bread Making
  • Pastry
  • Craft Baking
  • Cake decoration


All provided.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

12 Weeks

1 day per week, 9.30am-3pm

Fridays in Fort William

Tuesdays in Portree

How will I be assessed?

    Continual practical assessment throughout the weeks of learning, with some paper-based tasks.

Where can I study my course?

    • Fort William
    • Portree

    Please note, UHI West Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.

Start date

Fort William, 13th January 2023

Portree, 24th January 2023

Still accepting applications 



For the January 2023 intake, the course fee will be fully funded by the college for people ordinarily resident in Scotland.


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.

Travel expenses are available if you live 2 miles or more away from the centres providing this course. 

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?

This course can lead to further study or employment. You could progress to study an NC in Hospitality, or Professional Cookery or a Modern Apprenticeship with us - just look at our website for our full range of courses in this subject area.  

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I have over 10 year of experience in hotel industry, working as a head chef. I really enjoy cooking and baking so I thought I should do it as it might help me in future if I ever decide to do my own business. I thoroughly enjoyed this course and will recommend to everyone. My skills of baking have been improved a lot and I have made new friends. There was a friendly environment, and the lecturers were great. Everyone was very helpful. It will help me whenever I decide to do my own business and in my present employment as we do fresh baking. 

Harpreet Singh

Apply for Bakery NPA

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI West Highland. Please note, UHI West Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study. UHI West Highland 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.