Become a master of Bakery with this Free Course


If you want to learn the art of baking or explore the possibility of starting a business in this exciting field, you’re about to achieve this goal.

The Carlos Slim Foundation, through its educational platform “Capacítate para el Empleo,” offers you the opportunity to do so for free.

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Currently, Capacítate para el Empleo offers an impressive range of over 200 online courses designed to equip you with the necessary skills to secure employment and advance in your professional career.

One of these courses, which is sure to catch the attention of baking enthusiasts, is the “Baker” course.

This course is divided into four levels, each consisting of multiple lessons that include audiovisual material and assessments.


Through this training program, you will learn from the very basics to advanced techniques that will allow you to master the art of baking.

In the training plan for this bakery course, you can delve into a variety of topics, including:

  • Work tools.
  • Basic machinery.
  • Cleaning and disinfection of the work area.
  • Pest prevention and control.
  • Personal hygiene and safety.
  • Basic knowledge of flour.
  • Types of wheat flour.
  • Special flours.
  • Basic ingredients such as fats, dairy products, yeast, and eggs.
  • Chemical leavening agents.
  • Product storage.
  • General bread-making process.
  • Baker’s percentages.
  • Techniques for mixing ingredients for fermented doughs.
  • Hand kneading.
  • Preferments (poolish, biga, and sponge).
  • Fermentation and scoring.
  • Making shortcrust and batter doughs.
  • Glazes and icings.
  • Vienna dough and its different forms.
  • Brioche dough.
  • Nanterre and Parisian shapes.
  • Berliners, donuts, and cinnamon rolls.
  • Oat bread.
  • Basic whole wheat bread.
  • Bran bread.
  • Light cereal bread.
  • Autolysis, process, and its products.
  • Baguettes.
  • Danish pastry dough.
  • Croissants.
  • Apple turnovers.
  • Cream and jam pastries.
  • Puff pastry dough.
  • Cream cones.
  • Palmier pastries.
  • Empanadas.
  • The importance of bread in nutrition.
  • Muffins.
  • Nutrition.
  • Strategies for pricing your products, reducing costs, and improving sales.
  • Waste management and practices to strengthen your business.

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This comprehensive training will not only teach you how to create delicious bread and bakery products but also provide you with tools to manage a successful business in this sector.

If you want to immerse yourself in the exciting world of baking, improve your skills in this field, or even consider starting your own business, don’t miss the opportunity to enroll in this course.

The taste and tradition of baking await you!


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