Richard Wood

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Academic qualifications

City and Guild 120, DTLLS, HND Food quality & Manufacture


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I began my career as an Apprentice Baker & Confectioner, and attending UCB (formerly Birmingham College of Food and Domestic Arts) on a day release basis, obtaining credits in City & Guilds basic and advanced qualifications. I worked within the craft bakery sector until joining Brake Brothers Country Choice frozen bakery marketers' as a Technical Representive. After a brief period in flour and cereal sales I returned, part time, to Higher Education to obtain a HND in Food Quality & Manufacture from University College Worcester. I then went to work in quality and technical roles for bakery companies Allied Bakeries, Samworth Brothers and Mission Foods. I taught bakery initially at Northampton College and now teach across Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) bakery courses at UCB. I am currently working towards a BA (hons) in Post Compulsory Education at the University of Wolverhampton.


Bakery and Confectionery (FE). Artisan Bread and Contemporary Bread (HE).

External engagements

Member of The Institute of Science and Technology.

Birmingham College of Food

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