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Professional Bakery Skills FDQ Level 2 at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During this course you will study the following modules:

  • Types of flour used in the baking industry
  • Metering, weighing and storage of ingredients
  • Yeast fermentation and its uses in the bakery
  • Function of ingredients in the bakery
  • Mixing methods and bread making used in the bakery
  • Use of size reduction portioning equipment in the bakery
  • Bread faults you may come across in the bakery trade
  • Use of retardation, proving and pre-oven preparation in the bakery trade

Course content

Cook up a great career in the bakery profession with the Level 3 Professional Bakery Skills qualification. You will gain the skills and knowledge needed to become a professional baker, working with industry-standard ingredients and learning about the various ways in which bread, cakes, scones, muffins and pastry are made including mechanical dough development, bulk fermentation and many more.

You will get the chance to work with real customers and put your customer service skills to the test in our very own bakery shop and will also learn about the theoretical side of bakery such as food safety and health and safety.

Gaining the qualification will enable you to pursue a career in the bakery industry or progress to a higher level course.

We have an excellent success rate on this course and excellent feedback from our past students, some of whom have gone on to work in the bakery shops or the bakery department of supermarkets, whilst others have become managers of bakeries or bakery tutors.

Entry requirements

To access the course you are required to have four or more GCSESs at Grade E or above, or successful completion of a full level 1 study programme


Throughout the course you will be assessed through observation during practical sessions, gather evidence for your portfolio and end of unit testing to assess your knowledge and understanding.

Future opportunities

The skills you will learn on the course will enable you to:

  • Work in a bakery or confectionery establishment
  • Specialise in mechanical dough development
  • Progress to the FDQ Professional Bakery Skills Level 3 qualification

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.

Last updated date: 13 January 2015
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    • The Paget Road campus, in Compton to the west of Wolverhampton, provides courses in art and design, business and management, computing and IT, education and teaching, engineering, English, health and social care, journalism, maths, media, motor vehicle, music technology, performing arts, photography and science.

      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.