Firstly, I wish to extend my deepest apologies for missing our recent live sessions. Last week, I experienced a health setback akin to symptoms of pneumonia, necessitating a brief step back from my duties. I am now on the mend, though not yet at full strength, and I look forward to rejoining you this Thursday.
I cannot express enough gratitude to Rebecca Bishop, Dr Miguel Matias, and Claire for their invaluable assistance in leading the live sessions during my absence. Their dedication and expertise ensured a seamless continuation of our learning journey. Thank you to each of you who participated and embraced the change in format – I hope you enjoyed the change.
Please see a new feature on the insanity of wasting bran.
New Courses and the ability to upgrade introduced.
Exclusive to enrolled students: Please find the link to courses and products that are only available to enrolled students. You will find there is the ability to upgrade your certificate to a diploma and there is also the mentoring pack. This has proved popular over the years to individuals who need and intense level of helo with the business operational side of teaching and baking.
I have also finalised all the dates for in-person worshops and retreats this year if you want to attend in person.
Course Engagement and CPD Accreditation Update
Turning to an important matter regarding our course structure: feedback from CPD advisors before our application and it has highlighted a need for enhanced student engagement during our live sessions. I understand that time constraints might prevent some from viewing the suggested lectures in advance. However, active participation and preparation are crucial for the success of our course and its CPD accreditation.
To foster a more interactive and enriching learning environment, I strongly encourage each of you to:
- Watch the Suggested Lectures: Prior to our sessions, please ensure that you have viewed the recommended films and lectures. This preparation will deepen your understanding and enrich our discussions.
- Submit Questions in Advance: If you have any queries or points of discussion based on the pre-session material, do send them to me beforehand. This will help us stay focused on the core topics and make the most of our time together.
Remember, the essence of our sessions lies in the exploration of our shared passion for health, bread, nutrition, and the science behind it all. Your active participation not only enhances your own learning experience but also contributes to the collective knowledge of our community.
As we move forward, I am confident that our collective efforts will lead to even more fruitful and engaging sessions. I am excited to see you all on Thursday and delve into the fascinating world of sourdough and its impact on health and nutrition.
Thank you for your understanding, dedication, and continued enthusiasm. Together, we are not just learning about bread; we are pioneering a movement towards healthier, more sustainable baking practices.
Update on CPD Progress.
CPD ensures that we offer high-quality training. The material with CPD points allocated is audited. As a course that has evolved over many years, and to fit the navigation constrictions of the website design, I want to let you all know that we are making sure that all the names of the modules are consistent.
The history of the course began in 2010 when it was called nutrition and digestibility of bread. I remember wondering which way around to use the words, but this flowed. In 2019, the course was changed to Bake for Health as we split away the theoretical lessons from the practical baking lessons. For a long time after that, the courses were referred to on the navigation as Practical and Theory. These shortcuts make navigation easier.
In responding to feedback, many students felt by 2021 that, the theoretical module was a confusing name as there is a bread-making theory for baking principles, and it was suggested we refer to the two modules by their application. Clinical – for personalisation of Bread and Baking for the Bake for Health Module.
I realise that finding the right name that our students feel comfortable with has been a challenge. Still, as we are about to be audited for CPD, I have decided that for uniformity, the two modules are referred to as the following:
- The Sourdough School Certificate in Baking as Lifestyle Medicine completes the Bake for Health Module – we will refer to this as the Baking Module in the menu as the navigation shortcut
- We will refer to The Sourdough School Diploma in Baking as Preventative Healthcare and Lifestyle Medicine is made up of 2 modules – The Bake for Health and the Personalised Bread Module ( this is sometimes referred to as The Clinical as a shortcut in the navigation menu.)
Dr Vanessa Kimbell