Craft Baking @ SCQF Level 5


If you enjoy baking then this is the course for you!

This class is for anyone looking to develop their knowledge and skills of baking on a personal or professional level.

Under the guidance and advice of our award-winning Chef Instructor Tony Budde, you will learn the skills and knowledge to a variety of baked goods such as sausage rolls, appe turnovers, pancakes, profiteroles, jaffa cakes, bread, carrot cake and so much more.

Tony will guide you through the class, providing you with step-by-step instructions and assistance and advice throughout. You will work at your allocated professional cooking station and all ingredients, kitchen equipment and full recipes are provided (please bring plastic tubs to take home your baking)

Upon completion of the course you will be awarded a SQA Craft Bakery SCQF Level 5 qualification.

Course code



Dumfries and Stranraer Campus


3 hours per week x 12 weeks

6 hours per week x 6 weeks




Location: Dumfries
Evening 1 – Induction – 27 Aug 2024 17:30
Evening 2 – 03 Sep 2024 17:30
Evening 3 – 10 Sep 2024 17:30
Evening 4 – 17 Sep 2024 17:30
Evening 5 – 24 Sep 2024 17:30
Evening 6 – 01 Oct 2024 17:30
Evening 7 – 08 Oct 2024 17:30
Evening 8 – 29 Oct 2024 17:30
Evening 9 – 05 Nov 2024 17:30
Evening 10 – 12 Nov 2024 17:30
Evening 11 – 19 Nov 2024 17:30
Evening 12 – 26 Nov 2024 17:30
Evening 13 – 03 Dec 2024 17:30
Evening 1 – Induction – 28 Aug 2024 17:30
Evening 2 – 04 Sep 2024 17:30
Evening 3 – 11 Sep 2024 17:30
Evening 4 – 18 Sep 2024 17:30
Evening 5 – 25 Sep 2024 17:30
Evening 6 – 02 Oct 2024 17:30
Evening 7 – 09 Oct 2024 17:30
Evening 8 – 30 Oct 2024 17:30
Evening 9 – 06 Nov 2024 17:30
Evening 10 – 13 Nov 2024 17:30
Evening 11 – 20 Nov 2024 17:30
Evening 12 – 27 Nov 2024 17:30
Evening 13 – 04 Dec 2024 17:30

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements, however having a keen interest in baking for personal or professional development would be beneficial.

Course Content

This 12 week (evening) or 6 week (day) course will cover a huge variety of craft baking skills that will enable you to create some great pieces of baking!

You will create your very own puff pastry products, for example: Sausage rolls; Eclairs and the fillings. You will also create a variety of garnishes, which include ganache, syrups, icing & buttercream.

Throughout the course you will also get the opportunity to learn the vital skills to make the perfect bread and rolls, of all sorts of varieties.

plus so much more!!!

For full details of the qualification please visit


In order to achieve the SCQF 5 qualification, you will be expected to complete theory work from the supplied workbook, at home, each week.
You will also undertake practical assessments throughout the duration of the course.


At the end of the course you will have the necessary knowledge and skills to begin a career in the hospitality/bakery industry i.e. cafes,coffee shops & pattisseries.

Additional funding information

No One Left Behind Training Allowance
Dumfries and Galloway Local Employability partnership (Funded by the Scottish Government) are proud to be working in partnership with DG College to offer eligible individuals funding to learn new, work-related skills and training.

You can use the money to build the skills you need for a job or get some training to take your career to the next level.

And because it’s not a loan, you don’t have to pay it back.

Check if you are eligible then follow the registration process.

Are you eligible?

You must meet all of the following criteria

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Resident in Dumfries and Galloway
  • Have the right to work and live in the UK.
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work OR in employment and claiming an income-based benefit (i.e Universal Credit)

AND at least one of the following characteristics: (hyperlink to the definitions)

  • Parents with a child under the age of 19 (still registered in full time education)
  • Armed Forces Veteran
  • Asylum Seeker
  • Care Experienced
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Childcare needs
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Homeless or affected by housing inclusion.
  • Long Term health condition/ illness
  • No Limited work experience.
  • Refugee
  • Substance related conditions
  • Lack of Transport

If you meet the criteria, you could receive the full cost of your course fee.

Apply for your No One Left Behind Grant

To access support with the fees you must register with DG Works. Just follow the link or use the QR code. If you are already registered, please contact your Employment Key Worker for next steps.

Once you have completed the registration form and your eligibility has been checked someone from DG Works (part of Dumfries and Galloway Council) will contact you to ask you to provide the following evidence:

  • Reside in Scotland (e.g. evidence address)
  • Working Age (e.g. birth certificate)
  • Right to Live & Work in the UK (e.g. evidence of benefits)

If you have any questions please contact 01387 260035 or email

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on a course, please get in touch.

Telephone: 01387 734199

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