Bakery Standard Level 2 Apprenticeship

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Bakery Standard Level 2 Apprenticeship:

Bakery is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing sectors of the food industry. There are many varied employment and career opportunities such as traditional craft baker, patisserie chef, or product developer for a specialist shop or supermarket. You may even opt to set up and manage your own business. Our 12-18 month apprenticeship programme will allow you to learn to make a wide range of baked goods and breads, using craft and mechanical processing methods. You will be employed in the sector and supported by the college training programme, to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to work to high professional, quality standards. Within the apprenticeship there is a Level 2 Baker Diploma (12 to 18 months) that needs to be completed and passed before the end point assessment. Students also need to have passed Level 1 and attempted Level 2 English and Maths before the end point assessment.

Course Content:

  • History of baking and its evolution
  • Recipe formulation
  • Bakery methods and processes
  • Use of equipment and knife skills
  • Ingredient principles
  • Dough making principles
  • Finishing products including packaging and storage
  • Waste reduction
  • Recyling
  • Legislation
  • Consumer trend impacts
  • Produce breads, cakes, pastries (sweet and savory)
  • Team working and problem solving

You'll have access to a professional artisan baker, practical baking demonstration facilities and use of a fully functioning bakery based in Brighton.

Additional entry requirements

Students should have ideally have achieved GCSE grades A-E or equivalent. If you have an equivalent qualification, we will also take this into consideration, along with any industry experience you may have. You will also attend college for a minimum number of set hours each week.

Training for employers

This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.

Course info
Start Date: Sun 01st September 2019


Lewes, BN7 3AE


18 months


Full time


Young Apprenticeship/Apprenticeship at Level 2


Beginner IntermediateAdvanced

More info: Students aged 16-18 on 31st August in the year that their programme starts do not have to pay fees for full time courses and apprenticeships. Students aged 19 or over will have to pay tuition fees. Fee remission may be available for students aged 19-23 including for those who are unemployed and on means tested benefits and for those studying for their first full Level 1, 2 or 3 qualification. Students aged 24 and over are eligible for loan. Price may vary depending on individual circumstances.
12 - 18 months, 1 day a week.

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