We highly recommend FDQ’s professional bakery qualifications. They are particularly versatile and engaging.
University College Birmingham
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.
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.
Level 2 Certificate in Professional Bakery - £109.50
Level 2 Diploma in Professional Bakery - £109.50
Level 3 Diploma in Professional 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.
Jason Bennellick, of Prima Bakeries, Scorrier, has become the first bakery apprentice in England to successfully complete the L2 Craft Baker Apprenticeship, achieving a Merit grade.
The L2 Baker Standard contains three distinct routes, one of which is Craft Baker. This specialism was designed to revive traditional craft bakery skills, which the apprentice must prove in their bakery end-point assessment.
Supporting Jason in his apprenticeship learning and end-point assessment preparation were Truro and Penwith College. The college introduced the Baker Apprenticeship Standard in 2018, in recognition of the importance of the baking industry to the Cornish economy.
Baking Lecturer and course developer, David Williams, who himself has 40 years’ experience in craft bakery said he was ‘very proud’ of Jason’s achievement. He added,
‘It has been a pleasure to work alongside Prima to develop our Bakery Apprenticeship programme and deliver the skills needed in the workplace’
Prima’s Managing Director, Mark Norton, described the bakery apprenticeship as ‘exemplary’ and that Prima were keen to take on a new apprentice to help build the future of craft baking in Cornwall.Read more