Bakery courses at the National Bakery School

Southwark Campus

Mode: Part-time


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

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 enthusiast, but with the solid foundation that only a university can deliver.
Our teachers and instructors are passionate about their careers, updated to the last trends and demands, willing to go the extra mile and making sure that every participant will bring home new skills and everlasting knowledge.
Our competitors design the classes in the pure interest of their company, whilst we always abide by the principles of education. Most of the time, their instructors are not fully trained whilst ours are academic lecturers with many years of proven experience.
Our facilities are the state of art of the baking industry and all participants will be able to measure themselves with the amazement of the baking reality. At the same time, our experienced instructors will be able to address any concern about being able to repeat the recipes in a household environment.


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

If you would like to book one of our courses, or need any further information, please contact Dan Janowski, who will direct you to our payment link.


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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Course Enquiries - EU/International

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6189

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