Bakery courses at the National Bakery School

Southwark Campus

Mode: Part-time


Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to postpone our remaining 2020 National Bakery School courses.

We are working hard to reschedule these into our 2021 offering and look forward to welcoming you back to a safe and comfortable environment at the National Bakery School as soon as possible.

Please be assured that if you have already booked one of our classes, there is no expiry date on your purchase and we will be in touch with the new list of dates. We apologise for any inconvenience, if you have any queries please get in touch

The National Bakery School at LSBU offers a range of half day courses designed to improve your baking skills and teach you recipes you can recreate at home. You will be taught by our expert academic tutors who have experience and training from around the globe and are skilled artisans as well as technical and scientific experts in food and baking.  All our courses are suitable for all ages and no previous baking skills are required. Find out more about each of our courses below or use our events calendar.

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Bread, Fermentation and Gluten Free

Introduction to Sourdough

Bread Making 1

Bread Making 2

Gluten Free Bread

Enriched Dough

Croissants and Laminated Dough

Rye Breads

Versatility of the Ingredient Series 1 – Flour

Mercato Metropolitano: The Journey of flour from field to the plate

Pastry and Gluten Free Dessert

Choux and Eclairs

Puff Pastry 1

Gluten Free Desserts

Italian Desserts

All Chocolate

All Tarts

Special Occasions Baking

Valentine's Baking

Valentine’s Cake

Mother's Day Baking

Easter's Baking

Easter’s Special Buttercream Piped Flowers

Cake Decorating

Buttercream Piped Flowers

Wired Sugar Flowers 1

Wired Sugar Flowers 2

Why take one of our beginner courses?

LSBU is the site of the oldest Bakery School in the UK. Classes are perfectly designed to cater to all baking and pastry amateurs and enthusiasts, but with the solid foundation that only a university can deliver.
Our teachers and instructors are passionate about their careers, aware of the latest trends and demands, willing to go the extra mile and making sure that every participant will bring home new skills and everlasting knowledge.
Our courses are designed to abide by the principles of education. Our academic lecturers are fully trained with many years of proven experience.
Our expert academics will ensure you eave the class being able to recreate your recipes at home.


Each course costs £90 per individual. The National Bakery School is happy to accommodate group bookings at a discounted rate. Please get in touch to discuss.

How to book

Please use the booking links provided next to each course above, or visit our Trade website to see the full list of courses available to book. When booking a course, please use the comments box to indicate which date you would like to attend.

If you need any further information or would like to discuss group bookings, please contact Dan Janowski.


Teaching and learning

Courses are taught by the following baking professionals:

Cristiana Solinas

Cristiana Solinas is a very experienced Pastry Chef Instructor and an Associate Lecturer at the National Bakery School, where she is leading both the Bread & Fermentation and the Luxury Continental Pastry modules.

Cristiana Solinas

Cristiana, native from Savona (Italy), received all her baking training in Canada and in the US. She joined the National Bakery School in September 2018, after a four-year teaching experience with Le Cordon Bleu culinary institute and another 12 years in the culinary field, before that.

Cristiana’s classes are fun, engaging and well organized: her passion and genuine approach are perfect to deliver interesting and perfectly hosted lessons which would suit every level of baking and pastry experience.

She will make sure that all participants would leave her class with a lovely creation, the ability to recreate it, with confidence, at your household and a big sense of pride and accomplishment.

And if you love Italian food and want a recipe… just ask her; she would never say no and will go the extra mile to make sure that you get the right and most authentic one. Just don’t tell her that you would put pineapple on pizza, or chicken on pasta!

Jane Hatton

Jane Hatton has been teaching sugarcraft and bakery for over 40 years. Training has extended to Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Switzerland, and Ireland. Jane is a Lecturer in Confectionery at The National Bakery School at LSBU.

Jane Hatton

In September 2008, Jane won the most Prestigious Award for Achievement in Bakery Training. Jane is also Vice Chairman for Hotelympia and Salon Culinaire judging Sugarcraft and Confectionery, also a senior judge at Cake International. In September 2017, Jane received the Freedom of the City of London through the Worshipful Company of Bakers in recognition for bakery training.

Jane has a passion and drive and her motto is ‘Quality is delighting the Customer’.

How to apply

Fees and funding

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Contact information

Course Enquiries - UK

Tel: 0800 923 8888

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