What do you learn on the micro bakery course?

The micro bakery course teaches  students what they need to know in order to set up a micro bakery business.  The course combines actual bread making tuition, with modules on a the “science” of how to bake, sales and marketing, and the logistics and administration involved in running a small business.  After the course, students can choose to stay part of the Bread Angels network and continue to receive practical support and advice through one of our many on-line and face to face channels.

Students bake bread while learning, in detail, about the ingredients and techniques involved in baking.  Have you ever wondered….

Why is some bread good for you and other bread is not?
What is gluten and why is it important?
What is fermentation and why is it important?
What is the Chorleywood Bread Process?
Why is some bread square with evenly spread, exactly sized little holes througout and some bread flat and holey?
What are the different kinds of grains – how are they different?
What are the links between good bread and good health?

We are here to answer all of your questions.
While students bake, they also learn how to establish and grow their bread businesses.  Do you have any ideas about….

Your target market and how much bread you can sell?
How you get customers?
How you maintain customers?
How you generate interest?
How you approach people?
How you build your business?
The world of social media and how do you use it to help you?

We run our own businesses and so we know what we are talking about.  We have lots of experience coaching people to set up and run their business too.

Finally, students learn about the logistical and administrative aspects of running a small businesses.  We cover areas such as…

Insurance and why you may need it
Registering with environmental health and getting hygiene certificates
The best way to take orders and collect money from customers
Basic bookkeeping
Tax, bank accounts, and the inland revenue

Please believe us when we say it is easy to set up and run a business.  Come and find out just how easy it is.  Put your fears to rest.


Trainers set their own prices and focus the course in their own way.  Every trainer will deliver what you have read above.  In addition some specialise, for example in gluten free bread or sourdough bread.  In the list of Bread Angels, you will see those who teach a micro bakery course, where they are, what they specialise in, and how to contact them.  You can ask them directly how their course is designed and how much it costs.