The FDQ Level 2 Diploma in Bakery is a mandatory component of the Baker Apprenticeship Standard. This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to develop intermediate skills and knowledge in bakery. Roles in the bakery industry are varied and range from craft bakers producing small scale artisan bread, as well as morning goods, sponge cakes, biscuits and pastries to in-store bakers within retail environments and operator roles within automated plant bakeries. Learners will work towards occupational competence in job roles including:craft baker, in-store baker and automated plant baker.
The qualification has been designed to support achievement of the Standard for Bakery Apprenticeship. This qualification is graded pass, merit and distinction as prescribed by the Baker Apprenticeship Standard and must be achieved prior to entering the gateway for end point assessment. Learners however, may wish to achieve this qualification outside of an apprenticeship programme where this better meets their learning and development needs.
FDQ offers a range of support material to help in the effective delivery of the FDQ Level 2 Diploma in Bakery qualification; ensuring its delivery the needs of those working in craft bakeries, supermarket bakeries and food businesses using large scale automated systems to produce baked goods.
Level 2 Diploma in Bakery - £109.50
These offer learners the opportunity to develop practical skills and knowledge in an off-the-job learning environment.These qualifications are designed to support progression into further learning and work-based learning.
Owen Smith learning lamb butchery skills at MEAT Ipswich butchery school.
Owen Smith (18) has become our 100th successful EPA candidate. Owen trained for his butchery apprenticeship with MEAT Ipswich, where his trainer, Stuart Davis, said of him,
"Owen is a pleasant and very well mannered young man. Owen has gained confidence throughout his apprenticeship and has applied his learning to practical situations at his place of work, enabling him to adapt certain practices to suit the needs of the company. "
Originally studying for ‘A’ levels, Owen realised the academic route wasn’t for him, so applied for an apprentice butcher job with Ansell and Sons in Maldon, Essex. Though at first he struggled working a 39 hour week he enjoyed the butchery training, especially as he was being paid to learn! Since completing his butchery apprenticeship and end-point assessment he has become an integral part of the team. He loves interacting with people and feels he learns something new every day.
Now more than ever apprenticeships are a great way of bringing new people into your team, or developing the skills of existing staff. On 1st April employer contributions were halved from 10% to 5%. This means the Government funds 95% of the apprenticeship training costs. In some circumstances 100% of training costs are covered. Talk to one of our friendly team to find out more.Read more
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