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We highly recommend FDQ’s professional bakery qualifications. They are particularly versatile and engaging.

Dawn Gemmell

Assistant Dean

University College Birmingham

Responding to calls from a baking industry struggling to recruit a fresh stream of talent, we developed this unique suite of bakery qualifications.

Since the launch of professional bakery qualifications in 2011 there has been a dramatic increase in students applying to train as bakers. This trend is supported by the popularity of programmes such as the Great British Bake Off and the keen interest of the baking industry to recruit young bakers.

The qualifications within this suite are designed to be achieved in a learning environment and help provide good preparation and training for progression into further learning and work based learning. The qualifications cover a broad range of practical skills and knowledge in the following areas:

These qualifications are ideal to support learning in a college study programme.

Professional bakery qualifications

Suite overview

The qualifications in this suite are suitable for learners who wish to develop their skills and/ or understanding to support progression into further learning. 

These qualifications will offer learners the opportunity to develop intermediate or advanced practical skills and knowledge in a wide range of bakery manufacturing techniques.

Units within these qualifications cover bakery skills and knowledge relating to many types of bakery products including fermented products; flour confectionery; sugar and chocolate craft as well as enterprise knowledge.

These qualifications are designed for delivery in an off-the-job learning environment. They are complementary qualifications to support individual development for proficiency qualifications in Baking Industry Skills and also for Apprenticeships.

 

 

Fees

Level 2 Certificate in Professional Bakery - £109.50

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Bakery - £109.50

Level 3 Diploma in Professional Bakery - £109.50

FDQ Level 2 Certificate in Professional Bakery

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 2 Diploma in Professional Bakery

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 3 Diploma in Professional Bakery

Qualification structure

Professional food qualifications

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. 

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MEAT Ipswich learner is FDQ’s 100th EPA success!

15/5/2019

 

 Owen Smith

 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.

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