Loaf Academies confirmed for 2021 – sign up now!

Looking for some new skills or a career change this new year? Boost your CV by enrolling in our free course

Due to popular demand, our accredited Loaf Academies are back for another year of preparing individuals with learning difficulties or autism for a career in the world of catering.

As well as promising a fun and positive experience for all, the course will train students in essential areas, such as sandwich preparation, customer service, food safety and tea and coffee service.

Upon successful completion, participants will graduate with awards in OCN Level 1 in Vocational Skills and a Level 2 Food Hygiene qualification.

Loaf Academies begin on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 26 January – Ards & North Down

  • Monday 1 February – Fermanagh

  • Wednesday 3 February – Omagh

  • Mid & East Antrim – currently running on Fridays

Each course will run for a total of 12 weeks and will be delivered through blended learning – a mixture of both socially distanced, face-to-face learning and online sessions.

While no course fees apply, places are limited and have filled up fast in previous years.

If you are interested in gaining new qualifications and skills, please confirm your interest by emailing We will be glad to answer any questions that you may have or arrange a phone call to provide you with more information.


For outside catering bookings:

Tel: 028 9031 3123   |   Mob: 078 2388 1739


Contact details for our museum cafés: 

Loaf at the Ulster Museum
Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB

Tel: 028 9066 7020

Ulster Folk Museum

153 Bangor Road, Holywood, BT18 0EU

Tel: 028 9042 5425

Loaf at the American Folk Park Museum

2 Mellon Rd, Omagh BT78 5QU

Tel: 028 8283 9354

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